- Red Wine
- Organic, Vegan-Friendly
- Medium Bodied
- 13.50% alc./vol
About the Winery
Villa Calcinaia is situated in the centre of Chianti Classico near the town of Greve-in-Chianti. This historic estate has been home to the Counts Capponi since 1524, and is maintained by Sebastiano Capponi and his brother Niccolo. In 1992, Count Sebastiano Capponi became the first in the history of the family to manage the winery personally, giving a new life to the vineyards and the cellar.
The family owns 200 hectares of land planted with olive trees, vines and pine trees. Organic farming is the standard at Villa Calcinaia where 75 acres of vineyard are planted with Sangiovese, Merlot, Canaiolo, Grechetto, Vernaccia, Trebbiano, and Malvasia. Through every vintage, the wines are crafted with food in mind. They are balanced, elegant, perfumed, and savoury yet refreshing with restrained vigour and intensity that ensures longevity.
91 Points - David Lawrason
Here's a tidy, fresh and youthful Chianti Classico with a serious side. I like the nicely lifted, piquant raspberry/currant fruit inflected with a touch of meaty chorizo, oak spice and herbs. It is medium weight, fairly dense and freshly sour-edged without austerity. Likewise youthful tannins work well. Balance is excellent; the length too. Shines on value. Best aged a couple of years. Last tasted Feb 2020