Elegant ruby-red, juicy cherry and raspberry with hints of Mediterranean and floral notes on the nose. Medium bodied with grippy tannins on the palate and a fresh and energetic finish. Excellently suited to Tuscan appetizers and Charcuterie as well as to all variations of pasta. Best served at approx. 16° C .
All grapes come from our own vineyards in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti. Half of the grapes for Belcanto come from our vineyards at Nittardi, located 450 meters above sea level, while the other half come from our vineyard close to Villa Rosa, located south of Castellina at 270 meters. The Villa Rosa vineyard, planted in 1968, has Sangiovese and small amounts of seven other local grape varieties, including Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Ciliegiolo, Mammolo, Foglia Tonda and Pugnitello. Both vineyards enjoy a soil mix of limestone and clay with a rich skeleton of schist, which engenders the wine with a pleasant minerality.
2015 is an outstanding vintage that we will bring us much joy for a long time to come. After a real winter that brought snow in most parts of Tuscany and a mild spring summer arrived suddenly at the end of May and was one of the hottest we can remember. Thanks to a general dry season we were able to harvest perfectly ripe and healthy grapes first in the Villa Rosa vineyard and a week later – in the middle of September – at Nittardi.
Sangiovese, Colorino, Malvasia Nera Lunga, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Mammolo, Pugnitello