Istine Chianti Classico 2019

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Alcohol: 13%

Grape(s): Sangiovese

Localization: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Tasting Notes: Aromatic nose carries scents of balsamic and dried herbs with a note of ripe plum. Black raspberry, cherry, and white pepper on the palate with good structure and a mineral-driven finish.

Notes: The grapes are sourced from estate vineyards: primarily Istine, Casanova, and Cavarchione, along with Tibuca and Le Noci. The vineyards are located on different hillsides in Radda and Gaiole in Chianti. The vineyards are all guyot trained and 1640 feet a.s.l.. The soil here is rich, with alternating marly limestones (Alberese and Galestro) and variable percentages of clay. Sangiovese fruit is harvested by hand.

The Domain: The winery is relatively young and is owned by the Fronti family, whose origins are proudly peasants.

In 1959 Bruno Fronti creates a service business in agriculture, which grows successfully thanks to the collaboration with his sons Fabio and Stefano. Agrichianti is today one of the most established companies in earthmoving, vineyard, and green management. After many years in the viticultural business, in 1982 the family buys its first hectares of land, where they plant their vineyards.

Today we own about 20 hectares of vineyards, mainly in the municipal area of Radda in Chianti, but also in Gaiole in Chianti. These vineyards are not in a single plot but in separate parcels. For many years the wine produced with our grapes, except for a small part for family use, is sold in bulk to other wineries, till harvest 2009, when finally we bottle our first wine with our own family label. With the introduction of the second generation into the company, it is natural to start our own production in the bottle.

The 2009 harvest and the first 3000 bottles of Chianti Classico concretely represent what has always been the great passion for wine, thus integrating and completing the family business. The commitment for the future is to evolve and grow while remaining faithful to the traditions and to our territory, trying to enhance as much as possible what nature is offering us and the viticultural peculiarities of the highest lands of the Chianti region.

 

We are certified organic since 2016. We believe in respect for nature, for the people working in the vineyard, and for those who taste the wine in the glass.