- Red Wine
- Organic, Vegan-Friendly
- Medium Bodied
- 13% 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 - Michael Godel
The continuing education for a Calcinaia Chianti Classico at the border of two UGAs (Greve and Montefioralle) makes for a pertinent learning experience. Does this lean one way or the other and the answer would be yes because Il Conte’s reeks of the Montefioralle hills and brush scapes. With the dissipation of zest there is a rise in savour that speaks of the smaller UGA within the larger commune of Greve. Learning about sangiovese origins in Chianti Classico is fun, especially when threads are noticed in the commonalities between wines. Last tasted April 2023.
Fine and far from presumptuous Annata here from Il Conte, exemplary of a Greve, digging a bit deeper into Montefioralle sangiovese. Firm of dark and even dusty fruit, antsy and a bit racy while still this youthful, unsettled and needing time. Firm and grippy for the vintage, absolutely Calcinaia in style and a true representation of the multifarious estate soils. Drink 2024-2027. Tasted February 2022.
91 points - Megha Jandhyala
This is an aromatically vibrant chianti classico, with intriguing flavours of dried leaves, underbrush, and cherries, alongside subtle, pleasing notes of spice and violets. The palate is an engaging interplay of herbs and supple red fruit, supported by fine tannins and firm, tart acids. The finish is long-lasting and consistent. Tasted April 2023 by Critic Understudy Megha Jandhyala.
90 points - David Lawrason
This is a classic, lively, intense Chianti. The nose is lifted with redcurrant/cherry, fresh herbs, spice and a meaty/charcuterie note from some H2S. It is medium bodied, juicy, tart-edged with very good flavour intensity. Tannins are quite fine, the length is very good to excellent. Tasted April 2023.