The 2019 Chianti Classico is a delicate, gracious wine that reflects both the mid-weight style of the year and the wines of this part of the appellation. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, herbs, mint and spice are all woven together. As always, the Isole Chianti Classico is a model of finesse and understatement.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2031
Owner Paolo di Marchi has not chased the current trend to increase the percentage of Sangiovese and continues to blend Canaiolo Nero and a small percentage of Syrah in his deliciously reliable Chianti Classico. Aromas reveal a warm stone flintiness along with baked Mediterranean herbs and scented purple flowers. Limpid and linear, the palate builds with black plum, rose and sweet earth. Full yet vivid, it’s polished yet soulful with seductive truffle nuances to finish, all held together with fine, chalky tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2031