Chianti Classico DOCG Poggio Bonelli 2018
Bold, Clean, Dry, Lightly Spiced
Other 10%, Sangiovese 90%
A genuine characteristic expression of the Sangiovese variety. A deep ruby red colour and good density. Clean, vinous sensations appear on the nose, sweetened by hints of spices and ripe fruit. Bold and dry on the palate, softened by the delicate sweetness of the french oak. Good finish
Food Match: Perfect match with cured and grilled meats and medium-mature cheeses, as well as with more delicate dishes. Best served at 16 degrees C.
Hillside vineyard facing south (280 meters above sea level) in Chianti.
Traditional, in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature (26-28°C) and daily (6-9 times) remontages. Additional 10 day maceration on skins at the end of the fermentation process.
10 months in small French oak barrels (2°/3° shift). And an additional 3 months after bottling.
Award winner: "Good news since the very last incredible score (95 Points on our Chianti Classico 2015 by Wine Spectator): Robert Parker just gave 91 points to the Chianti Classico 2016 and 93 points to the Chianti Classico Riserva 2015. Also James Suckling, few days ago, scored 94 to our Poggiassai Toscana IGT 2015, 91 points to the Chianti Classico 2016 "
A property that was sought after by some of the most important Sienese families, Poggio Bonelli has belonged to numerous different families throughout the centuries. It was first owned by the Spennali family during the Middle Ages, and passed into the hands of the Piccolomini family in the second half of the 16th century. In the following century, probably for dynastic reasons, it became the property of the Landucci family; and at the beginning of the 21st century it came to belong to the Banca Monte Paschi di Siena, the most ancient Italian bank in the territory of Siena.
Today the wine estate is owned by the Banca Monte Paschi di Siena, which acts as shareholder, while the management is carried out by a team of professionals with long-standing experience in wine-making. The end result is a human, dynamic, and solid business.
Among the warm, typically Mediterranean Chianti hills and Crete Senesi plains, Castelnuovo Berardenga, site of the Poggio Bonelli Estate, is a place that guarantees its vines excellent breezes and the circulation of air that limits the risk of water stagnation and humidity. Here, the soil is very particular, so particular that it justifies the enormous heterogeneity of expression of grapes of the same variety on relatively close estates: a land of “transition’ between clayey, sandy soils (sea bottoms that rose to the surface during the Pliocene age) and non-typical Chianti ones (originated with the breakdown of rock).https://www.poggiobonelli.it/en/