Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezioni Montebello Vigneto No.7, Tolaini
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezioni Montebello Vigneto No.7, Tolaini
This is a sensual wine with notes of cherry fruit, tobacco, leather and hints of liquorice and spice. The elegant tannins balance nicely with the fruit, all underlined by a fabulous stratum of acidity, making this a complex wine with incontestable structure and power. A long and satisfying finish confirms this Sangiovese is true to its terroir.

Country and Region: Italy,Tuscany

Classification: Classico DOCG Gran Selezione

Producer: Tolaini

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Sangiovese

Vinification: The Sangiovese grapes are manually harvested and sorted twice, firstly when they arrive at the winery as bunches and then again after de-stemming, on a second table as berries. The whole berry is immediately put into stainless steel fermentation tanks or French oak barrels. The temperature in the tanks is computer controlled; the must is kept in fermentation with contact on the skins for about 20–30 days. Re-montage occurs every 8 hours and one delestage per week. A brief maceration occurs after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation happens in the large oak fermenting tanks and in tonneaux. The wine rests for 12 months in wood of which 6 are on the fine lees, 6 months in stainless and a further 6 months in bottle.

ABV: 14.5%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: 91 points - Robert Parkers' Wine Advocate, 93 points - James Suckling "A textbook Chianti Classico with dried cherry and citrus character. Medium body, light tannins and a bright and fruity finish. Firm and silky. Shows the character of its zone. Drink now but better in 2018.” JS

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 179.70

Bottle Price: £ 29.95