• Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Candialle is now a wife and husband (German/Finnish) team of Josephin and Jarkko Peränen. However, in its original form (from Roman times onwards) it produced many agricultural goods and—like most Tuscan farms or poderi—supplied bigger estates with various agricultural products. In 2002, Candialle was founded as an estate-bottled winery.

Located in Panzano, just 20 km from Florence in the Conca d’Oro in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone, Candialle has 11.5 hectares under vine, 9 of which are planted to Sangiovese. Panzano and the surrounding Conca d’Oro are well-known for the high percentage of galestro, a marl-like soil high in limestone; there is also some pietraforte (hard sandstone) and alberese (chalk). There is a large variety of clonal and massale selections of Sangiovese in their vineyards. The vines are trained in either doppio cordone speronato or alberello at densities ranging from 7,600-10,000 plants per hectare. All vineyard work is 100% organic.

The wines are elegant and pretty with a sweet cherry note from Sangiovese; they are stylistically concentrated, but still true to their location. Panzano and the surrounding Conca d’Oro are well-known for the high percentage of galestro, a marl-like soil high in limestone. The zone is also 300+ meters above sea level and sees large diurnal shifts. Both the high limestone content and temperature shifts lead to high toned wines with beautiful fruit and elegance.

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BOWLER E-Zine Issue 2 | Q1 2021: Regenerative Farming: Scratching at the Surface
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17 JR
Chianti Classico 'La Misse di Candialle'
90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Malvasia Nera, from their organically tended and manually harvested vineyards. Vinified and aged in unlined... Read More

92 DE
Chianti Classico
100% Sangiovese from organically farmed and manually-harvested vineyards with yields at 35 hl/ha. The wine was fermented in open-top... Read More

IGT Toscana ‘Mimas’
100% Sangiovese. Jarkko and Josephin were the first in Chianti Classico to use 250L ceramic orbs called Clayver for aging their wines. ... Read More

95 DE, 92 WA
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
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