Istine 2015 Vigna Istine, Chianti Classico DOCG
Item Number: 11516
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vigna Istine
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Alberese with a light presence of quartz
Elevation: 550 meters
Case Production: 433
Vineyard Notes: Between 480 and 550 meters, the Istine Vineyard is one of the highest vineyards in Chianti. This 5-hectare vineyard was planted in 2002 and is completely isolated by woods.
Winemaking Notes: The wine is aged in large Slavian oak with minimal intervention.
Tasting Notes: Vigna Istine shows raspberry and cherry on the nose. The palate is bright and fresh with nice acidity balanced by the red fruit flavors. This is more elegant than Vigna Cavarchione. Simply stunning!
94pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Spectator 12/31/2019
"Pure and elegant, with cherry, currant and violet notes fused to a backbone of acidity and tannins. Shows fine balance, as a lingering aftertaste of fruit, graphite and underbrush completes the profile. Best from 2022 through 2040."