Istine 2014 Chianti Classico DOCG
Item Number: 10527
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone and Alberese
Case Production: 1,840
Vineyard Notes: The grapes are sourced from Istine, Casanova, Docciole and Cavarchione vineyards. The vineyards are located on different hillsides in the Radda and Gaiole comunes in Chianti. All of the vineyards have different features, but what they have in common is the elevation of around 500 meters (1,640 feet). The soil is mostly limestone and alberese. The age of the vines vary between 10 to 30 years old.
2014 Vintage: 2014 was a fresh vintage in Chianti Classico. The Istine 2014 is particularly bright, elegant and showing great minerality.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested. Maceration lasts for 21 days in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation occurs partly in stainless steel and partly in oak. Istine Chianti Classico spends 12 months in used Slavonian oak.
Wine of the Month by Gambero Rosso 7/2017
"The wine of the month takes us to Radda in Chianti, to Angela Fronti, the young founder of an estate which always offers particularly elegant, invigorating wines with a well-focused, highly readable profile.
Istine’s ambitious project, which earned it the Up-and-Coming Winery award, consists of three separate vineyards. Two are in the Radda subzone and one in Gaiole in Chianti, each with a distinct exposure, altitude and soil composition. All share organic methods and pared-down traditional cellar procedures such as aging in large oak barrels.
The Chianti Classico 2014 is simply delicious, with subtle aromas of flowers, small, fragrant forest fruit and a vigorous palate. Not only does it combine complexity and appeal in the flavor, but its aromas are accomplished, crisp and multilayered."