Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

2013

100% Sangiovese from a single parcel, planted densely in bush vines with 10,000 plants per hectare.  Aged in 350L Burgundy barrels, one of them new. Only 5 barrels made.


 

92 points
"Candialle is an under-the-radar estate in Panzano in Chianti owned by Josephin and Jarkko Peränen. The 2013 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is an impressive wine that makes me very curious to taste more wines from an estate I admittedly know little about. This is an elegant and generous wine that packs lovely intensity into a compact, mid-weight delivery. The bouquet is redolent of wild berry, garden herb and pressed violets. This wine will be difficult to locate because a mere 900 bottles were produced."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, October 2018
95 points
"Candialle is a 35ha estate located south of Panzano, with 11.5ha devoted to vines. Finnish winemaker Jarkko Peränen worked with a small producer in Chianti Classico for five years before purchasing Candialle in 2002. Sangiovese dominates the vineyard, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malvasia Nera, Petit Verdot and Canaiolo also planted. Candialle belongs to the local Unione Viticoltori di Panzano, a sustainable winegrowing initiative that aims to make Panzano the first organic viticultural region in Italy. Andrea Briccarello: Slightly animal on the nose, with leather and sweet tobacco layers. It's very intense and structured on the palate, with delicate violets and red flowers peeping through. The tannins are rounded and there are plenty of juicy cherries on the mid-palate. Susan Hulme MW: Broad, round and spicy red-fruit aromas with perfumed cherry underneath. It has a super-subtle first impression, with silky, seamless texture and weight marking this out as a special wine. There's lovely ease and flow across the palate. Andrew Jefford: Sweet, warm, floaty fruit aromas tease with their ripeness. On the palate it is delicate and pure, with beautifully sculpted Sangiovese fruit showing freshness, depth, cut and class. Excellent. Drinking Window 2018 - 2024"
Andrea Briccarello, Andrew Jefford, Susan Hulme MW,
Decanter
, May 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB8126-13
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Sangiovese
Farming Type: 
Organic