Istine 2019 Vigna Istine, Chianti Classico DOCG

Istine 2019 Vigna Istine, Chianti Classico DOCG

Item Number: 16762

UPC: 8-053329320023

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vigna Istine
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
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!


  • Vinous
    Rating: 94 (9/12/2021)

    The 2019 Chianti Classico Vigna Istine is stellar. A classic Radda wine, the Vigna Istine is all finesse. Deeply pitched aromatics make a strong first impression. Bright red cherry, rose petal, spice, cedar and new leather all meld together in a wine of tremendous beauty and resonance. Silky, pliant and wonderfully expressive, the Vigna Istine is a winner from Angela Fronti.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (12/15/2022)

    This mellowing red is marked by a hint of oak, with cherry and plum flavors accented by leather and earth. Well-structured and resonant on the lingering finish. Best from 2024 through 2042.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (2/9/2023)

    A 100% expression of certified organic Sangiovese, the Istine 2019 Chianti Classico Vigna Istine is fermented in cement vats (with up to 45 days of skin contact) and aged in large oak casks for 12 months. Fruit is selected from a five-hectare plot with cool, north-facing exposures at 550 meters in elevation. There is tangy fruit and wild cherry with earth, dried rosemary and balsam herb. Production is limited to 3,500 bottles.