Dievole Chianti Classico DOCG
Dievole Vendemmia Chianti Classico Docg 2014 [75cl] Italy

You can’t be too careful with Chianti – it’s such a famous name, and so many of them are made, that you just never know what you are getting, but this is fantastic and our listing of Italy’s most iconic wine was never going to be anything less than sensational. Heady aromas of black truffle and cherry lead to a gorgeous mouthful, elegant, rich and warming – liquid Tuscany…

This Chianti Classico is intense deep ruby. On the nose it is fruity with aromas of cherry and plum confiture, lightly spiced with black pepper and juniper notes. Dry on the palate, it is medium-full bodied with soft tannins and good minerality.

Enjoy with pasta with traditional ragù, truffles or mushroom and grilled meat.

Composed of 90% Sangiovese and the 10% native Italian and local varieties. The grapes have been harvested by hand in baskets at the end of September - mid October and is a blend of all of Dievole’s 16 vineyards.

Eighty percent of the wine is aged in the wooden vats made of French oak and 20% is aged in French and American barriques for about 12 months before bottle ageing for a further 6 months before release to market.

Dievole is located in the heart of Chianti Classico, not far from the historic city of Siena. The 411 hectare estate, 86 hectares of which are under vine, rests among woods, olive groves and crop-filled fields. Traditional classic grape varieties are grown, along with contempory classics and new arrivals.

The first grape was harvested on the estate over 900 years ago, and today Dievole, with probably the most privileged location in Chianti Classico, is one of the most respected institutions in Italian winemaking.