Casanuova di Nittardi Chianti Classico is a pure Sangiovese from the single vineyard “Vigna Doghessa” in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti. The vineyard lies on a south-east facing hill at 450 meters above sea level and has a soil full of schist stones, which engenders the wine with a fine minerality and pleasant freshness.
Since 1981, Nittardi has paid annual homage to Michelangelo by having an internationally recognized artists such as Hundertwasser, Horst Janssen, Giuliano Ghelli, Yoko Ono, Mimmo Paladino, Günter Grass, Dario Fo, Karl Otto Götz, Alain Clément and Hsiao Chin create the label and wrapping paper.
Soil: Soils of medium depth, full Galestro stones and quartz.
Production: Natural fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by 14 months in used French oak barrels, four months in concrete, and a subsequent several months in bottle.
Profile: Vibrant ruby red, intensely redolent of cherries, violet and hints of aromatic herbs and spices, with well-rounded tannins and a long-lasting finish on the palate. Excellently suited to all variations of pasta and meat dishes. Ideal serving temperature of 61° F.
Ageing potential: At least 10 years.
James Suckling: 92 Points; Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 91+ Points
- Chianti Classico