Chianti Classico

2013
Italy
Tuscany

100% Sangiovese, with yields at 35 hl/ha. The wine was fermented in open-top stainless steel vats with macerations lasting over a month; malolactic took place in barrel. Aged 18 months in 228-350L barrels, 20% of which were new.  This wine is a clear indication that Candialle is in no rush to release its wines.  Starting with the 2014 vintage, this wine will be labeled as a Riserva. 

92 points
"Established by Finnish couple Josephin & Jarkko Peränen, Candialle is in Panzano's Conca d'Oro. The vineyards are 300-360 metres above sea level, facing south-southwest on mainly galestro soil. Plantings include a portion of bush-trained Sangiovese at densities up to 10,000 vines per hectare. Initial aromas of macerated cherry and toast make way for nuances of star anise, clove and pine. There is plenty of concentration here, but ripeness is kept in check and the whole is lifted by a brightness and minerality. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030"
Michaela Morris,
Decanter
February 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB0687-13
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Sangiovese