Famiglia Marcanelli Chianti Classico

Famiglia Marcanelli is produced by the Castellani family who have been producing wines in Chianti Classico since 1903.  Today they own and operate six estates throughout Tuscany and the winery is located in Pontedera, outside of Pisa.  The family’s business has grown over the decades, but their extensive history and experience producing quality wines continues to emphasize sustainable practices. The estate soils are fertilized naturally using Sovescio (green manuring). Vines are re-planted using Massal Selection from exceptional old vines (instead of nursery clones). Vineyards are diversified with multiple varieties and other crops – no monoculture.  Even wild hares are bred in and live around the vines.  In the cellar, with the exception of sulfites, no chemicals, additives, GMOs, grain, soy or dairy are used.  The wines are vegan friendly and gluten free.

This Chianti Classico is sourced from select plots on hillside vineyards situated around 1,600 feet.  The vines are younger, averaging 15 years of age, and planted in calcareous clay, rich in galestro and alberese stones.  Select grapes are harvested by hand, and the final selection is made on a sorting table. Fermentation takes places at controlled temperatures in stainless steel using select yeast, and maceration lasts several weeks.  The wine is filtered and bottled.  There is no oak aging.

This wine has delightful fruity fragrance with hints of violet and cherries. Full-bodied, dry and traditional, it balances lovely red fruit and subtle spice flavors with fine tannins and bright acidity. 

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