Introduction to Italian Sangiovese Wine : Chianti and Montepulciano from Tuscany
Introduction to Italian Sangiovese Wine : Chianti and Montepulciano from Tuscany
Jan 01, 2018

Introduction to Italian Sangiovese Wine


This article will introduce Italian Montepulciano Wine from Avignonesi, Castello di Volpaia. and Famiglia Nunzi Conti.


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Famiglia Nunzi Conti, Tuscany, Italy



The vineyards, the olive groves and the forests that constitute the villa barberino estate of the Nunzi Conti family are located in an area among the most interesting in the Chianti Classico Fiorentino.


The company estate covers an area of ​​70 hectares, 27 of which are planted with Chianti Classico vineyards with 12 for the cultivation of the olive tree. In our vineyards there are, in clear prevalence (about 90%) varieties of grapes typical of our territory such as Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo but also international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.



Chianti Classico Riserva


Chianti wine (“kee-Ahn-tee”) is a red blend from Tuscany, Italy, 


The wine is a lovely balance of fruit, tannins, acidity, depth. A Classico Riserva with a ruby red hue with a trade of garnet. The nose is elegant with hints of spice and fruit. This is a wine with smooth tannins and a good finish.


Winery : Famiglia Nunzi Conta, Tuscany, Italy


General Aging : Aged for at least 2 to 2.5 years. this is the top wines of a Chianti producer


Culinary Recommendation: To be served at 15 C. Good match with tomato sauced Lasagna, Pasta Bolognese, Pizza, Spaghetti.

It also pairs well with strong tasting poultry dishes, spiced lamb, or even beef (as long as its not overly fatty).


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Castello di Volpaia, Tuscany, Italy



The village of Volpaia sits on a hilltop just north of the town of Radda in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence-Siena border. Unlike Brolio, Meleto and other Chianti-area castles, Volpaia is a “terra murata,” a “walled village.” Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia one of the best-preserved villages of its period.


The most notable Renaissance-era building in Volpaia is the Commenda di Sant’Eufrosino, the second of four churches built within the city’s walls. Attributed to Italian architect and sculptor Michelozzo di Bartolomeo (1396-1472), the church was built in 1443 by request of the Canigiani family, who lived in Volpaia. One of the family members wished to join the Knights of Malta, a religious order and military brotherhood ruled by a Grand Master that answered only to the Pope. The Knights of Malta required that the Canigianis build a church in Volpaia before joining the organization.



Castello Riserva DOCG


The Chianti Riserva has a ruby red hue with a trace of garnet. The nose ie elegant, displaying hints of spice and fruit. This is a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and a long finish.


Winery: Castello Di Volpaia Tuscany, Italy


The Castello di Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence/Siena border. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia undoubtedly one of the best preserved villages of its period.


General Aging: Aged for at least 2 to 2.5 years. this is the top wines of a Chianti producer


Culinary Recommendation: To be served at 16 C - 18 C. Good match with tomato sauced Lasagna, Pasta Bolognese, Pizza, Spaghetti.

It also pairs well with strong tasting poultry dishes, spiced lamb, or even beef (as long as its not overly fatty).


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Chianti ‘Borgianni’ DOCG


The Borgianni is a lively ruby red with purple highlights. A classic, versatile Chianti. Dry, rich and polished with hints of cherry. Soft and easy to enjoy.


Winery: Castello Di Volpaia Tuscany, Italy


The Castello di Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence/Siena border. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia undoubtedly one of the best-preserved villages of its period.


General Aging: Aged for 6 months. Young, simple, tart Chianti


Culinary Recommendation: To be served at 16 C - 18 C. Good match with tomato sauced Lasagna, Pasta Bolognese, Pizza, Spaghetti.

It also pairs well with strong tasting poultry dishes, spiced lamb, or even beef (as long as its not overly fatty).


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Avignonesi, Tuscany, Italy



Named after the original founders of the estate, the Avignonesi family, the winery has undergone an exciting journey since it was first established. Acquired by Virginie Saverys in 2009,


Avignonesi has grown in size and at the same time has become a leader in biodynamic viticulture in Italy. Since the acquisition and thanks to Virginie’s respect for the ecosystem, her staff and the final consumer, the winery has started producing and crafting organic wines that are truly authentic to their origins yet singular and unique. And in the best biodynamic approach our wines receive minimal intervention in the cellar! Sustainability also plays a big part in the everyday life at Avignonesi.



Rosso di Montepulciano


This is the perfect lighter red to choose if you're looking for something Italian that's smooth and a little spicy, but not too heavy.


Avignonesi's basic Rosso is a versatile, everyday wine that really sings alongside roast meats, meat pies, and strong cheeses. It's produced from hand-picked grapes grown on 300m high south-facing slopes around the Tuscan town of Montepulciano and is aged for nine months in large oak barrels before bottling, with a further three months' bottle rest prior to release.


Montepulciano, which is a wine from Tuscany made with Sangiovese is often confused with Montepulciano is the primary red grape in Abruzzo and the wines are called Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. 


General Aging: 5 months in oak and a minimum of 3 months in the bottle.


Culinary Recommendation: Wine pairing: dishes of Italian cuisine. To be served at 16 - 18 C


Award:

2016 - 91/100 Silver medal (The Drinks Business)

2016 - Silver medal (Global Organic Masters)

2015 – 90/100 Smart Buy (WS) | 2015 - 5 Stars (Guida Toscana La Repubblica)

2013 - 90/100 (WS)

2012 - 90/100 (Vinous)

2011 - 90/100 (WS) | 2011 - 90/100 (Vinous)


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