Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Calidonia
Complex Bouquet, Intense, Lightly Spicy, Mineral
Intense ruby red, complex bouquet with mineral notes, incense, spices, citrus and mint.
The overwhelming predominance of Sangiovese in this Chianti Classico Riserva highlights this wine’s minerals and freshness.
These characteristics, together with velvety tannins, bring a balanced prestige to the wine. Very elegant. Maintains its characteristic properties and improves over time.
Food Match: Traditional accompaniments are red meat (both roasts and salted), game, and mature cheeses.
Serving temperature : 18 C. Open 1 hour ahead of time.
Mankind has understood that blood ties are a fallible yet very fruitful system to guarantee peace among families, cities and states. Thus two important Sienese families, the Bindi and the Sergardi, proceeded to intermarry: Gerolamo Bindi married Calidonia Sergardi while Ottavio Sergardi married Gerolamo's sister, Meridiana Bindi. This happened around the mid 1500's when artificial insemination of course did not exist. Gerolamo and Calidonia had no children while Ottavio and Meridiana's offspring could unite the social prestige of both families.
Gerolamo died before Ottavio and named him his heir, under the condition that he use the last name and the crest of the Bindi family, while permitting him to continue to use his own. The name Bindi Sergardi is thus formed. We still carry that name proudly and remain grateful to Calidonia, to whom we are happy to dedicate our Riserva. A wine in gestation for almost five hundred years."
Arising from the selection of the best grapes grown on ideal lands, this wine is elegant and complex and, after following Galileo's motto to try and try again, "...provando e riprovando..." we provide you with the exceptional result.
Bindi Sergardi’s origins can be dated back to 1349. Gentlemen, great agriculturists, captains, and bishops, for 23 generations the family has been dedicated to wine making in Siena.
Nicolò, 22nd generation of the family and grandson of Elisabetta Bindi Sergardi, has believed strongly in scientific research of new vine clones and in the identification of vocated soils to enlarge and improve the historic patrimony of the family.
Today, Nicolò’s daughter Alessandra runs the estates of the family. Thanks to her tenacity and courage choices the winery experiences new cellar concepts at the service of quality with a production that is entwined with the authenticity and integrity of its territory.
Bindi Sergardi’s lands spread over 1000 hectares in the province of Siena.
The 100 hectares of vineyards are planted in the important DOCG of
Chianti Classico, Chianti Colli Senesi and Chianti.
Chianti Classico appellation lies in a beautiful hilly area between Siena and Florence. It is the oldest wine territory of the world: Cosimo III de’ Medici, Granduke of Tuscany, legally defined the boundaries of this area in 1716. A black rooster, its symbol, is present on all bottles of Chianti Classico. The Bindi Sergardi estates lie in the south part of the appellation, in the Comune of Castelnuovo Berardenga; given its history enwined with Siena and the proximity to the city, the wine produced in this municipality is considered to be the “most” Sienese Chianti Classico. The Sangiovese grape, thanks to the characteristics of the climate, terrains and altitude, reaches here its highest and unique expression.