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Casanuova di Nittardi

Casanuova di Nittardi Chianti Classico is a pure Sangiovese from the single vineyard “Vigna Doghessa” in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti. The vineyard lies on a south-east facing hill at 450 meters above sea level and has a soil full of schist stones, which engenders the wine with a fine minerality and pleasant freshness.

Since 1981, Nittardi has paid annual homage to Michelangelo by having an internationally recognized artists such as Hundertwasser, Horst Janssen, Giuliano Ghelli, Yoko Ono, Mimmo Paladino, Günter Grass, Dario Fo, Karl Otto Götz, Alain Clément and Hsiao Chin create the label and wrapping paper.

DESCRIPTION

Name: Casanuova di Nittardi “Vigna Doghessa” Chianti Classico DOCG

Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese

Soil: Soil of medium depth, full Galestro stones and quartz.

Production: Natural fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by 14 months in used French oak barrels (500 liter), four month in concrete and a subsequent few months in bottle.

Profile: Vibrant ruby red, intensely redolent of cherries, violet and hints of aromatic herbs and spices, with well-rounded tannins and a long-lasting finish on the palate. Excellently suited to all variations of pasta and meat dishes. Best served at approx. 16° C (61° F).

Ageing potential: Minimum 10 years

VINTAGES / AWARDS

2019
Daniele Cernilli: 95 points
James Suckling: 92 points
Luca Maroni: 92 points
Falstaff: 92 points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2019

2018
Daniele Cernilli Doctor Wine: 95 points
Falstaff: 94 points
James Suckling: 92 points
* Certified organic wine
TECHNICAL SHEET 2018

2017
Luca Gardini: 96 points
James Suckling: 93 points
Robert Parker: 91 points
* Certified organic wine
TECHNICAL SHEET 2017

2016
James Suckling: 92 points
Robert Parker: 91+ points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2016

2015
James Suckling: 93 points
Daniele Cernilli – Doctor Wine: 93 points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2015

2014
Bibenda: 5 Grapes (highest award)
James Suckling: 92 points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2014

2013
Bibenda: 5 Grapes (highest award)
Jancis Robinson: 17/20 points (best Chianti Classico 2013)

2012
Gambero Rosso: 2 Red Glasses
Bibenda: 4 Grapes
James Suckling: 90 points
Jancis Robinson: 17 points and “Wine of the week”
TECHNICAL SHEET 2012

2011
Wine Enthusiast: 93 Points
Gambero Rosso: 2 Red Glasses
Weinwisser: 17 Points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2011

2010
Daniele Cernilli: 92 Points
James Suckling: 90 Points
Weinwisser: 17 Points
TECHNICAL SHEET 2010

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