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Mangiacane - Chianti Classico Riserva, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy (2018)

Mangiacane - Chianti Classico Riserva, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Tuscany, Italy (2018)

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Ripe cherry and very floral (violets in particular) and toasted oak on the nose. The palate is ripe, round and savoury with a slightly dusty and spicy finish. With slightly lower acidity and tannin than the norm, this makes a really lovely, easier going Chianti Riserva.

REGION Italy > Tuscany > Chianti Classico > San Casciano in Val di Pesa
GRAPE(S) Sangiovese 95%, Colorino 5%
FORMAT 750ml Bottle
ABV 14.5%
FEATURES Low Intervention, Organic, Vegan-Friendly

San Casciano in Val di Pesa is in the north-west of DOCG Chianti Classico. The area is hilly, with vineyards and olive groves located between 250 and 350 meters above sea level. The soils are mainly clay with limestone and sand, with the presence of round pebbles of river origin and galestro and alberese stones.

Fermentation at controlled temperature not exceeding 27°. Maceration process in stainless steel tanks for about 20 days and ageing for 18 months in 35 hL Slavonian oak casks and second use  French oak barriques.

Glynn Cohen purchased Villa Mangiacane about 20 years ago — it was a deteriorated estate originally designed by Michelangelo and was the 15th-century country home of the Machiavelli family. In fact, Niccolò Machiavelli wrote the infamous political piece The Prince hereDue to the significance of the property, original building plans had been saved in Florence's Uffizi Gallery,

During World War II the villa served as a German military command and later as an Allied hospital.

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