LarnianoChianti Superiore D.O.C.G.
Overlooking Villa Larniano stands the Larniano cru which is composed of a single hectare vineyard planted in 1972 resulting the oldest parcel of the estate planted under the supervision of Ezio Morfini.
The yield from this parcel of 46 years old is naturally low and the grapes acquire complexity and concentration that only wines with such an age could reach.
The layout of the vineyard rows is of vital importance. In the Larniano cru the rows are planted perpendicular to the direction of maximum slope in order to allow the summer rains to penetrate slowly into the soil, rather than run off violently.
Chianti Superiore Larniano is composed only by the finest Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino grapes carefully selected from the Larniano cru. After the malolactic fermentation concrete vats the wine is aged for 18 months in premium hungarian tonneaux.
After the success of Chianti Santa Virginia, which was elected as the top wine in the “Chianti Docg” category by Decanter for the vintage 2013 and 2015, the Morfini family decided to produce a unique wine, limited to just 1000 bottles, selecting only the best grapes of its most qualitative estate parcel: The result represents the state of the art of the Tenuta Larnianone’s craftsmanship of wines.
- Grapes: 85% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo 10%Colorino
- Vineyard density:3000 plants per hectare
- Ageing: 18 months in hungarian tonneaux
- Plantation year: 1972
- Training system: spur–pruned cordon
- Altitude: 265 mts
- Harvest: Manual with selection
James Suckling 90 Points “Intense aromas of sliced strawberries, red plums and raspberries. Medium to full body, firm and ripe tannins and a beautiful finish. Drink now” JS 90 points
Decanter 2017 “A soft floral fruity nose, with a plate of cranberry, black fruit with sandalwood and coffee complexity, lovely long finish” – 90 points – Decanter 2017
2017 Jancin Robinson 16,5/20 Vintage 2014 N. 1 in the Chianti Category for the 2014 Vintage “Impenetrable dark ruby. Deep dark fruit nose with exotic, sweet wood notes. Intriguing, exotic dark fruit with hints of damp earth. Unpolished drying tannins but the fruit’s power absorbs this effortless on the finish. There is a hint of exotic spice that is very unusual and a little confusing, but personality it has. I would love to see this take on more age” – 16,5 Points – Jancin Robinson