Each day from December 14th-24th, we will present to you one wine that will shine brightly this holiday season. CHEERS!
DAY 10: IL CLASSICO
Putting a bow on our Holiday Top 10 is a wine that embodies everything we love and look for in wine: family owned, naturally grown, traditionally raised, with a reflection of place. For generations Monteraponi has steadfastly coaxed beautiful, elegant, age-worth Chianti from from high altitude vineyards (500 meters above sea level) in the heart of the Classico zone. These are vibrant, intensely flavorful, thoughtfully made, distinctive wines. If you don't believe wine can have soul, this one will change your mind.
A perfect introduction to the estate, the Chianti Classico is made up of 95% Sangiovese with a dash of Canaiolo. No added yeast, nutrients, or malolactic bacteria used. Fermentation takes place in cement tanks, followed by a 16 month rest in large oak barrels, not fined or filtered. The wine erupts from the glass with sandalwood, black cherry and a hint of smoke. Perfectly balanced acidity keeps it fresh and long on the palate. A flawless match for your holiday roast. As traditional as if gets!