Lively & complex. Plum & tobacco leaf.
Sanforte 2018 from Villa Calcinaia Estate has a purple colour with ruby hues.
On the nose is lively with sour cherry and plum with an under-layer of tertiary notes, from dry violet and tobacco leaf to leather and graphite.
The mouthfeel is soft with well integrated tannins. On the palate it’s nice and fresh with notes of chocolate and tobacco leaf.
There is a bitter note at the end. The finish is medium long and very pleasant,
This is another historical estate south of Florence and just north of Greve in Chianti. It dates back to the 16th century and to these days it is still owned and run by the same family.
Its long history doesn’t stand on the way of progress though. At Villa Calcinaia they embraced organic viticulture since the early 1990s. It’s more, with the help of the University of Florence they discovered and revived an unknown, lost grape variety, Occhiorosso.
They now produce a single variety wine not only with Occhiorosso but with other rare grape varieties too, like Mammolo and Sanforte. That is on top of their wide range of Chianti Classico bottles of course!Link to here...