2016 Tenuta di Sticciano Chianti Maggiano DOCG
100% Sangiovese from La Fornace vineyard with westerly exposure. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts for 10 days in stainless steel tanks followed by 5 months in 25 hl barrels and at least 2 months ageing in the bottle. Unfiltered.
Ruby red tending to garnet with ageing. Intense bouquet of small red fruit and red flowers. Persistent and well structured. The same floral notes perceived on the nose are prevalent in the mouth, with further notes of ripe cherry.
A versatile wine. Perfect with red meat, charcuterie and pasta.
- About The Producer
Tenuta di Sticciano is a historic seventeenth-century farm located in Fiano (Certaldo) south west of Florence. It has a long winemaking history. Documents dating back to 1815 speak of winemaking although Sangiovese was produced even before then in the historic cellar adjoining the villa. Today at Sticciano, Chianti and other wines age in these very same cellars as three centuries ago.
The wines are an expression of this beautiful enchanted land, which require abundant care and do not know the limit of time. The land, the vines, must be listened to. The wines are alive.
Winemaker Alessio Miliotti works with a modern winemaking system that enables him to use extremely low doses of sulphites. Every 15 days each of the wines in the cellar are tasted to check their individual progress. The winery uses indigenous yeasts and is certified organic. Alessio is dedicated to authenticity without compromise.