2017 Istine Chianti Classico Vigna Istine (750ml)

2017 Istine Chianti Classico Vigna Istine (750ml)

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This wine comes from the Istine vineyard, a single vineyard of almost 4 hectares which was planted in 2002. It is in the heart of the historic Chianti zone between Castellina and Radda, on a hilltop surrounded by woods.

"Enticing aromas of iris, red berry and pine forest are front and center on this stunning red. Made with organically grown Sangiovese, the structured palate is surprisingly fresh for the hot vintage, offering succulent red cherry, raspberry jam, clove and cinnamon alongside fine-grained tannins and tangy acidity. Drink 2021–2029." 94 points - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, 4/1/2020)

"The 2017 Chianti Classico Vigna Istine offers a super-intriguing mix of floral, savory and mineral notes. This high altitude site planted between 480 and 550 meters preserves a good deal of freshness and aromatic intensity. Medium in body, nuanced and super-expressive, the 2017 has a lot to offer. It is one of the more nuanced, vibrant wines of the vintage. Lavender, spice, leather, menthol and licorice add the closing shades of nuance." 93 points - AG (Vinous, Aug 2019)