Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016
  • Sangiovese
  • Organic, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Villa Calcinaia Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

Tuscany,
Regular price $86.95per bottle ($521.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Fresh & Vibrant

Villa Calcinaia is located in the heart of Chianti Classico, near the village of Greve-in-Chianti. This Tuscan estate has been home to the Capponi family since 1524.

Villa Calcinaia has undertaken a program to heighten the production of its Chianti Classico wines, renewing the terraces of their vineyards and recovering the historical clones of Sangiovese. The Vigna Bastignano, a single vineyard surrounded by a whimsical forest of pine trees, where the vines for this wine are cultivated, has been part of that project.

This Gran Selezione is consistent and repetitively persistent to speak its singular truth. It is truly hematic, a sumptuous, oozing full-fruit sangiovese with above the left bank of the river Greve coursing through its blood. Very smooth, seamless, finely tannic and beautifully high in ripe acida. If all GS carried such acid then the category would float even higher.

Chianti wines pair excellently with fatty dishes and stands up to tomato sauce dishes, such as pizza and pasta! It also pairs terrifically with rich pieces of meat: from cured meat boards to the regional classic bistecca alla Fiorentina.

This wine will be shipped in late June.

About the Winery

Villa Calcinaia

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.

Press Reviews

Wine Align

94 points - Michael Godel

A component of cement egg on top of the 10 hL, approximately six years-old oak casks brings new layers and light to Bastignano and separates it from the other two sangiovese. It also clay darkens and broods, hides in shadows and remains softer, fleshier, but also sneaky in structure. There’s less pinpointed Calcinaia character and more outside in the diaspora personality. If that splits hairs so be it though it needs saying that Bastignano is a man of means. Last tasted September 2019. 

Capponi’s Bastignano is a Gran Selezione consistent and repetitively persistent to speak its singular truth. It is truly hematic, a sumptuous, oozing full-fruit sangiovese with above the left bank of the river Greve coursing through its blood. Very smooth, seamless, finely tannic and beautifully high in ripe acida. If all GS carried such acid then the category would float even higher. Drink 2021-2029. Tasted February 2019.

92 points - John Szabo, MS

Bastignano has the most interesting perfume in the trilogy of gran selezioni from Sebastiano Capponi in 2016 I find, showing fruit, freshness and vibrancy, along with ample structure and depth. Length and concentration are also impressive. Tasted February 2019.