Istine 2021 Chianti Classico DOCG

Istine 2021 Chianti Classico DOCG

Item Number: 18297

UPC: 8-053329320016

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Alberese and galestro
Elevation: 1,640 feet
Case Production: 1,916

Vineyard Notes: The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards: primarily Istine, Casanova, and Cavarchione, along with Tibuca and Le Noci. The vineyards are located on different hillsides in Radda and Gaiole in Chianti. The vineyards are all guyot trained. The soil here is rich, with alternating marly limestones (alberese and galestro) and variable percentages of clay. Sangiovese fruit is harvested by hand.

Winemaking Notes: Fermentation lasts for 15-13 days in concrete and stainless steel. The grapes macerate for a total of 3-8 weeks on the skins. Malolactic fermentation occurs. Istine's Chianti Classico spends 12 months in Slavonian oak casks and barrels of varying sizes and is partially aged in concrete tanks.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (8/29/2023)

    Just bottled, the 2021 Chianti Classico captures all the energy of the year in its bright, red-toned fruit. Blood orange, mint, white pepper and vibrant acids lend notable energy to a Chianti Classico that sizzles with tension. There's plenty of fruit to back that all up. Bright saline notes extend the finish beautifully.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91 (10/31/2023)

    A vivid, linear red, evoking black cherry, blackberry, licorice and spice flavors. Rich and dense, with a lively structure, this ends with generous fruit and spice notes. Drink now through 2028.