Santa VirginiaChianti D.O.C.G.
Chianti Santa Virginia is produced by the most suitable plots of the Tenuta with vines of 40 years old and is composed only by native vines as Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo to keep the typical formula of the most famous italian wine: the Chianti.
After an accurate selection during the harvest entirely made by hand, a vinification which lasts for about 2 weeks it ages for about 8 months in tonneaux of both french and hungarian oak.
In 2016, the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards awarded Santa Virginia 2013 with 90 points, in the “Chianti Docg“ category, and in 2017 the 2015 vintage with 93 points.
Both in 2016 and 2017 our Chianti Santa Virginia resulted as the top wine in the “Chianti Docg” category.
Bright deep ruby red colour. Thanks to the harmony of the tannins, combined with the delicate complexity of smooth and fruity aromas, Santa Virginia is characterised by an excellent balance in the mouth and therefore it is versatile for meals from pasta to more complex meat main dishes or cheeses.
Grapes: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Colorino 5% Canaiolo Vineyard density: 3000 plants per hectare Ageing: 8 months in Hungarian and French tonneaux Plantation year: 1975 Training system: spur–pruned cordon Altitude: 265-285 mts Harvest: Manual with selectionDownload sheet
James Suckling 91 Points “Blueberries, black cherries and spices form the basis of the nose here. Tight and fresh, but it alsoshows a good serving of blue fruit and velvety tannins. Drink now” JS 91/100
Decanter 2017 “Ripe strawberry, eucalyptus and mint on the nose, the palate has lovely deep glossy bramble and cherry fruit, fresh notes right through to the finish” – 93 points – Decanter 2017
2017 Jancin Robinson 16,5/20 Vintage 2015 N. 1 in the Chianti Category for the 2015 Vintage “Deep crimson. Elegant and quite pure, perfumed nose of blackberry and cherry with an echo of oak and ink. Supple, dry palate with depth and gritty tannins to match. Understated and an encouraging sign that some producers in Chianti are upping the game (compared with Chianti Classico)” – 16,5 Points – Jancin Robinson