Istine 2019 Vigna Istine, Chianti Classico DOCG
Item Number: 16762
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
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Alberese with a light presence of quartz
Elevation: 550 meters
Case Production: 250
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 grapes are manually harvested. Alcoholic fermentation lasts between 15-20 days in concrete tanks at a controlled temperature. Maceration lasts for 45 days. The wine ages for 12 months in 20 or 30hl Slavonian oak with minimal intervention. It then rests in bottle at the winery for 1 year before release.
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!