Monteraponi 2016 Chianti Classico

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On the hill overlooking the medieval hamlet of Monteraponi is the farmhouse and winery of the same name. It is centuries old, but it was only in 2003 that the current owner, Michele Braganti, decided to stop selling his Chianti Classico fruit off to other growers and start bottling his own wine. In the relatively short time since, Monteraponi has established itself as one of the finest producers in the entire Chianti region. At around 570m altitidue, the vineyards are among the highest in Chianti Classico, and the winemaking is tradional and low-tech. Fermentation is done with wild yeasts in concrete vats, and the wines are then aged in large old oak barrels. They are bottled unfined and unfiltered. This Chianti Classico is a beautifully vivid wine, with lots of fresh raspberry fruit overlaid with silky tannins.

Just mid ruby. A tiny bit subdued on the nose but with brooding intensity. Lots of acidity streamlining raspberry fruit and super-fine coating tannins. Really edgy and energetic.

17.5 points

Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, 12/02/2018

Fermented with wild yeasts in concrete vats. Aged in large French and Slavonian oak casks for 16 months. Unfined and unfiltered.

Wine Chianti Classico
Producer Monteraponi
Vintage 2016
Style Red
Blend 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Organic No
Biodynamic No
Vegan Unknown
Alcohol Yes
Size 75cl

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