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Another Sangiovese from Chianti where the winemaker doesn’t want to be shackled by the Chianti Classico regulations and has done his own thing. And what a thing he’s done! Leather, smoke, dried cherry, blackcurrant, plums, liquorice, balsamic, clove, anise, dark chocolate, the finest of tannins and refreshing acidity. Just incredible. And it’ll keep for a few years…
Juicy, Savoury, Spicy
“Another Sangiovese from Chianti where the winemaker doesn't want to be shackled by the Chianti Classico regulations and has done his own thing. And what a thing he's done! Leather, smoke, dried cherry, blackcurrant, plums, liquorice, balsamic, clove, anise, dark chocolate, the finest of tannins and refreshing acidity. Just incredible. And it'll keep for a few years...”
Tomatoes, aubergines and peppers
MEET THE PRODUCERS
The Azienda Agricola Il Borghetto do things differently in this most well known and established region of Italy.
Led by English winemaker Tim Manning who cut his vinous teeth in vintages in Oregon, there is a determination to show the potential of the region. As a result he is at odds with the Consorzio of Chianti Classico over his methods and approach.
All the daily operations are keenly overseen by the owner, Antonio Cavallini with the help of long-term collaborator Tim Manning, a British oenologist who has worked extensively with Pinot Noir in New Zealand and above all, in Oregon. There are about twenty or so small blocks of Vineyard at Il Borghetto, each differing slightly from the other, be it in grape variety or clone, or a difference in soil type and slope aspect. They treat each one as a separate entity so that their individual characters can contribute a particular something to the final blend. Vineyard and winery Certified organic from 2018 although the winery has been run organically since 2008. Biodynamic practices, but without certification, as yet. Minimal tilling; covercrop and manure as fertiliser. Vines trained cordon-spur.
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