2016 Chianti Classico DOCG, Villa Trasqua, Tuscany, Italy 6x75cl


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All stock arriving week beginning 12th October.

At a tasting Villa Trasqua shone. A thousand-year-old Tuscan estate (4th April 1001, to be precise!) absolutely kicked the boots off other younger estates and presented three grown-up, sexy wines from mature vintages at rocking prices.
This is largely down to winemaker Franco Bernabei. As one of the top oenologists in Tuscany his credentials include long stints controlling Banfi and Fontodi, including the creation of the superb Flacianello. At Villa Trasqua, he has had healthy investment from the new owners plus 90 y.o. organic, sustainably farmed Sangiovese vines to work with. The results were delicious in a modern, approachable style which managed to still show off traditional Chianti fruit and style. Overall, these struck me as an archetype of Italian wines – finely engineered to an ancient design.
Nicely, they have all been held back some years from production, allowing the oaking to integrate seamlessly into the body and the wine to achieve an almost perfect silkiness. The mouthfeel across the range was superb, elegant yet full of power and verve.
Above all, being relatively unknown in the UK – the pricing is seriously sharp. Excellent on the dinner table in the Autumnal weather we are just seeing today or sipped just by themselves, I am thrilled to add these to our shelves and recommend you indulge yourself with a case (or two!)

2016 Chianti Classico DOCG
80% Sangiovese, Merlot 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%.
This is pulled from both the younger and older vines of the estate, using vines upto 90 years old. Lively ruby red colour with purple reflections. Nose begins with floral hints of violet and fruity of ripe cherry and raspberry followed sweet vanilla and spicy liquorice. The soft, supple tannins are beautifully integrated into the cherry and small red fruit palate, a certain roundness and linear quality introduced by the Cabernet and the Merlot. The endnote is excellent: full and long, with a kiss of acidity to keep the tongue searching for more.

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