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|Blend:||60% Sangiovese, 20% Ciliegiolo, 20% Syrah|
|Producer:||Villa di Geggiano|
|Winemaker:||Andrea & Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli|
|Vineyard:||4 - 20 years|
|Soil:||Clay and Limestone and Silt with Galestro rocks|
|Aging:||Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel lasts about 15 days, wine ages for six months in 500-L French oak barrels (10% new), and then in bottle for another three months before release|
The brothers who run this estate boast a grand villa just outside Siena, a pope in the family, three last names, and some of the best Chianti Classico on the market today. Andrea and Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli are the current proprietors of the Villa di Geggiano, a national monument that has been in their family since 1527. Geggiano follows the classic tenet that wine resembles its maker: these are distinguished, classy cuvées that nevertheless show the distinct stamp of the terroir. This Chianti earns the title of Classico not just by meeting technical requirements but with its full personality, which shows the balance of bright fruit, a deep, leathery core, and vibrant acidity that is the region’s signature.
There is so much contained in a glass of good wine, It is a gift of nature that tastes of man's foibles, his sense of the beautiful, his idealism and virtuosity.
Adventures on the Wine Route, pages 232