TENUTA DI ARCENO, STRADA AL SASSO CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE
TUSCANY, ITALY 2019
Why Buy: Chanti the way it should be – intense, brooding, earthy, and complex, from one of the enduring names in Tuscany, Tenuta di Arceno, the estate Forbes said is "changing outmoded views" of Chianti. Sourced from a single, windswept micro-cru (the justly acclaimed La Porta vineyard), this 95-pointer is their flagship, a high-elevation, low-yield, old-vine stunner, and one of the enduring great wines in all of Tuscany.
What They're Saying: "So juicy and succulent," James Suckling wrote, in that laudatory 95-point review. "Firm, creamy tannins ... long and elegant."
The Story: The vines at this postcard-perfect estate on the southernmost edge of Chianti Classico – founded by the Del Taja family in 1504 – were all planted from 1998 to 2001, and at an altitude of 1,400 feet above sea level. Both the elevation of the terroir and the age of the vines are vital to the character of this wine, but even more important is the composition of the soil, a rocky mix of limestone, loam, and galestro that stresses the grapes and coaxes forth their greatness.
Our Tasting Notes: A stunning nose, vivid with a layered array of floral notes and dark fruits, gives way to a complex, rich experience on the palate. This is a textural marvel of a wine from winemaker Lawrence Cronin and his team, silken and spreading, and the velvety elegance extends to the long, lingering finish.
The Specs: 100% Sangiovese.
Fun Fact: Reports of winemaking in the Chianti Classico region date to approximately 1,000 years before the Common Era, or nearly 3.000 years ago.
What to Pair It With: Pasta Bolognese; charcuterie boards; pizza with mortadella and soppressata; braised meats.
Our Guarantee: We always buy and source direct, so rest assured – your wines will arrive in your hands with pristine provenance. Secure yours today!
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