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2016 Chianti Classico

Villa Di Geggiano

There are two contrasting faces to Geggiano. On the one hand, you have the splendid villa, an aristocratic mansion filled with gorgeous frescoes and luxurious eighteenth-century furniture, its impeccably curated gardens as classy as the magnificent interior. Conversely, below the villa lies the rustic cellar, a dimly lit cave full of cobwebs and the dank smell of damp earth.
     Two brothers run the place: Andrea, the salesman, is well-groomed and suavely dressed, often donning a jacket from a stylish Italian designer. In comparison, Alessandro, the winemaker, sports a big, unkempt beard and is missing a finger; the ones he does have are thick, rugged, and calloused.
     And the wine? Both faces are found in Geggiano’s 2016. Elegant yet rustic, it boasts lovely, deep, seductive fruit with a tannic kick and lingering flavors of the Tuscan countryside.

Anthony Lynch

$32.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 95% Sangiovese 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Chianti Classico
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Producer: Villa di Geggiano
Winemaker: Andrea & Alessandro Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli
Vineyard: 4 - 25 years
Soil: Clay and Limestone and Silt with Galestro rocks
Aging: Wine ages for eighteen months in 500-L French oak barrels (10% new), and then in bottle for another three months before release
Farming: Organic (certified)
Alcohol: 15%

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About Tuscany

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Perhaps no region is tied to Italy’s reputation as a producer of fine wine as much as Tuscany. Since Etruscan times, viticulture has played a prominent role in this idyllic land of rolling hills, and the Tuscan winemaking tradition remains as strong as ever today. With a favorable Mediterranean climate, an undulating topography offering countless altitudes and expositions, and a wealth of poor, well-draining soils, conditions are ideal for crafting high-quality wines. Add to that the rich gastronomical tradition—Tuscany is home to some of the country’s finest game, pastas, salumi, and cheeses—and you have the blueprint for a world-class wine region.

This is Sangiovese territory; in fact, it is arguably the only place in the world where Sangiovese reaches a truly regal expression. In spite of a rocky history with fluctuations in quality, traditionally produced Chianti has reclaimed its status as one of the country’s most reliable, food-friendly reds, while the rapid rise of Brunello di Montalcino shows the grape’s potential for grandiose, opulent reds allying power and finesse. Traditionally-minded growers have stuck to using only indigenous grape varieties and employing techniques like aging in massive wooden casks known as botti, creating wines of terroir that shine at the Tuscan table.

Tuscan wines have had a place in our portfolio since Kermit’s first visit in 1977. While the names of the estates have changed, the spirit of those first unfiltered Chiantis he imported live on through our current selections.

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