Istine 2020 'Levigne' Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Istine 2020 'Levigne' Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Item Number: 19227

UPC: 8-053329320368

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
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: Rich in fossils with alternating marly limestone (Alberese and Galestro) and variable percentages of clay
Elevation: 480-500 meters

Vineyard Notes: Grapes are harvested and highly selected from Istine's three top estate vineyards: Istine, Casanova dell'Aia, and Cavarchione. The grapes are manually harvested and sorted in the vineyard.

Fermentation: The Sangiovese spends around 15 days in concrete tanks at a controlled temperature. Total submerged cap maceration lasts for 45 days in concrete tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in concrete tanks.

Aging: The single vineyard wines age separately for 12 months in 20hl Slavonian oak casks. After the vinification in separate tanks for each vineyard (about 1 year later), the wines are tasted to select the quantities destined to be bottled as Istine vineyard crus (Vigna Istine, Vigna Casanova dell'Aia and Vigna Cavarchione) and those destined to become Riserva Levigne, which represents the best expression of every specific vintage. Then, once blended, Levigne ages for 12 more months in a 30hl oak casks and then at least 12 months in the bottle.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 96 (8/29/2023)

    The 2020 Chianti Classico Riserva Levigne is fabulous. In fact, the 2020 is one of the best Riservas I can remember tasting here. Black cherry, plum, graphite, cloves, menthol and licorice are some of the many notes that meld together in this deep, potent Riserva. In the past, I have found the Riserva a bit marked by oak, but that is not the case here. The 2020 spent two full years in cask.