Istine 2020 Vigna Casanova dell'Aia, Chianti Classico DOCG

Istine 2020 Vigna Casanova dell'Aia, Chianti Classico DOCG

Item Number: 19226

UPC: 8-053329320337

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Vigna Casanova dell'Aia
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Alternating marly limestone (Alberese and Galestro) with a good presence of clay
Elevation: 500 meters
Case Production: 166

Vigna Casanova dell'Aia is a charming, cellar worthy Chianti Classico. It is a rare treat as only 70 cases were exported out of the 166 produced.

Vineyard Notes: Casanova dell'Aia is the historical vineyard of the Fronti family, recently replanted and which resides near the town of Radda. This is the first parcel that the family bought in the 80s, and it has been renewed in 2014 and 2018. It is 3.8 hectares.

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.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (6/15/2022)

    The 2020 Chianti Classico Vigna Casanova dell'Aia shows a dark, richer side of Sangiovese from Radda. Black cherry, sage, lavender, menthol, licorice and tobacco all meld together. A wine of presence and real stature, the Casanova dell'Aia is fabulous. All it needs is time to soften a bit.

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94 (10/31/2023)

    A succulent red highlighted by beautifully defined cherry, raspberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors. Solidly built, suggesting this will develop further. Boasts excellent balance, with leafy underbrush and wild herb notes on the long finish. Best from 2025 through 2042.