Half of the grapes for Belcanto Chianti Classico come from our vineyards at Nittardi, located 450 meters above sea level, while the other half come from our vineyard in San Quirico, located south of Castellina at 270 meters. While at Nittardi we only have Sangiovese grapes, the San Quirico vineyard, planted in 1968, has Sangiovese and small amounts of seven other local grape varieties, including Canaiolo, Colorino and Malvasia Nera. Both vineyards enjoy a soil mix of limestone and clay with a rich skeleton of schist, which engenders the wine with a pleasant minerality. On the label of Belcanto, Michelangelo is portayed in a mosaic of Galestro stones, typical of the soil of our terroir.
James Suckling: 91 points
Gambero Rosso: 2 Bicchieri
James Suckling: 92 points
Wine Spectator: 91 points
Bibenda: 4 Grapes
Name: Belcanto Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
Grape variety: 90% Sangiovese, 10% other indigenous grape varieties: Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Ciliegiolo, Mammolo, Foglia Tonda and Pugnitello.
Soil: Soil of medium depth, with Galestro and Alberese stones.
Gals/vines per acre: 1.200 / 1.440 – 2.680
Production: Natural fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by 12 months in used French oak barrels (500 liter), a few months in bottle
Profile: Ruby-red, juicy cherry and raspberry with hints of Mediterranean and floral notes on the nose. Medium bodied with grippy tannins on the palate and a fresh and long finish. Belcanto pairs well with starters and main courses of the creative Tuscan cuisine. It should be served at about 16 ° C.