This wine is produced from handpicked, low yielding fruit and allowed extended maceration (juice in contact with the skins). It’s a blend of around 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot and is barrel aged for up to 12 months.
Now with a few years bottle age, the time has come to enjoy this delicious Chianti. In the glass it's crimson with a rusty edge. Be sure to let it open up before you tuck in. I found letting it breath for even 10 minutes made a world of difference.
On the nose you’ll find Turkish delight and blueberries. On the palate there’s raspberries, chinotto, liquorice and pepper. While the wine displays hallmark Chianti characters (mid-weight with firm acidity), I found it generous by the region’s standards. Banish any thought of astringent juice in wicker clad bottles - this should be Chianti’s new benchmark. Flavoursome - imbibe with any type of food!
|Brand||Castello di Farnetella|