Vinetti de Fiorini Chianti Superiore - Chianti, Italy
Vinetti de Fiorini Chianti Superiore - Chianti, Italy

Vinetti de Fiorini Chianti Superiore 2019 - Chianti, Italy

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This is great……and here’s why!

Gold - Women's Wine & Spirit Awards (2017 vintage)
90/100 James Suckling (2015 Vintage)
89/100 Cellar Tracker (2016 Vintage)

Good Food Revolution - Jamie Drummond "A Chianti Superiore DOCG That’s A Real Steal. So this is it, my everyday drinking red for the summer. Upon tasting this for the very first time I was astonished at the value it represents. This Sangiovese dominated blend sees the introduction of a little Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, and Cabernet Sauvignon to round out the grippy nature of the region’s signature grape, and it works to great effect."

WineSearcher "This is above average in popularity for Chianti wines. This wine has increased in popularity over the past year."

The Winemaker “Bright ruby red - it’s delicious drinking, with classic ripe red cherry and violet aromas. On the palate juicy cherry and cranberry notes mingle with licorice, cloves and pepper. Subtle astringency and spice tempers the lush fruit with powdery fine tannins on the finish.”

Fridtjov, Cellar Tracker "Ruby. Clean Red cherries, marked tanins. Good balanced, straight forward, no more no less, Chianti" (2018 Vintage)

James Suckling "A fresh and easy Chianti with dried cherry, chocolate and hints of stone. Light body, fine tannins and a crisp finish. " (2015 Vintage)

Natanie Maclean "Tannic and acidic with juicy, mouth-watering flavours of tart cherry and spice. Pair with rare steak." (2014 vintage)

Canadian Wine Guy "A very food friendly wine." (2014 vintage)

Vinetti de Fiorini is a tribute to the terroir of Tuscany by the world-famous winemaker Franco Bernabei in collaboration with the international wine entrepreneurs, the Empson family. Vinetti de Fiorini's winemaker Franco Bernabei has served as consultant to many of the most prestigious estates in Italy, including Folonari, Fontodi, Sartori, Guicciardini Strozzi and Felsina. With a family history in winemaking, and degrees in viticulture and enology, Franco’s interest lies in traditional Italian wines and local grape varieties, most notably Sangiovese. Over the years he has collected many awards, including an 'Oscar del Vino' in 2000, presented by the Associazione Italiana Sommelier. On two occasions his wines have also placed in Wine Spectator’s ‘Top 100 Wines of the World’.

Compared to Chianti DOCG, Chianti Superiore follows stricter legislative rules. For example, a higher alcohol content (+ 0.5%), a lower yield (52.50hl / hectare compared to the 3 hl / ha of regular Chianti) and one more year of aging.

Chianti's winemaking zone is located between the cities of Florence (to the north) and Siena (to the south), and stretches into these provinces plus Prato, Arezzo, Pistoia and Pisa. Its vineyards yield more than any other Italian DOC, producing 75 million litres (20 million gallons) per year.

Sangiovese is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. It is prized for its acid structure, firm tannins, savory characters and aromas of dark cherries.

The Chianti region is located in Tuscany, that romantic area of central Italy known for its sweeping landscapes, burning hot sun and its wealth of art and food history. Like most other wines made in the Old World, Chianti derives its name not from the grape used to make the wine, which is Sangiovese, but from the region where it is made.

For a Chianti to be a Chianti, it must be produced in the Chianti region and be made from at least 80% Sangiovese grapes. While most Chiantis are 100% Sangiovese, some winemakers in the region like to blend the Sangiovese with a little Cabernet, Merlot or Syrah to soften the finish of the wine.

Like all Chianti, Fiorini is made from mostly Sangiovese (90%), with small amounts of Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Cabernet Sauvignon aged in oak barrels. This Chianti is a benchmark example: bright ruby red - it’s delicious drinking, with classic ripe red cherry and violet aromas. On the palate juicy cherry and cranberry notes mingle with licorice, cloves and pepper. Subtle astringency and spice tempers the lush fruit with powdery fine tannins on the finish.

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