Istine 2020 Vigna Istine, Chianti Classico DOCG

Istine 2020 Vigna Istine, Chianti Classico DOCG

Item Number: 19224

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: 2020
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Alberese with a light presence of quartz
Elevation: 480 to 550 meters
Case Production: 166

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 (6/15/2022)

    The 2020 Chianti Classico Vigna Istine is a wine of total understatement and class. The translucent finesse of Radda comes through loud and clear. Crushed rocks, mint, chalk and white pepper add a striking top register of brilliance throughout. The 2020 is flat out gorgeous.

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92 (10/31/2023)

    This red is infused with fresh cherry, strawberry, rose hip and iron flavors aligned to a streamlined profile. Subtle, yet persists on the finish, delivering harmony and the potential to evolve another decade, maybe two. Decant now. Drink now through 2040.