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Serious Chianti Classicos require serious time. Either squirrel it away for 5-10 years or decant and leave it for 2 hours. What you’ll be rewarded with is one of the great wines of the world, done brilliantly. This is a total beast, in the best way possible, and we LOVE that beast.
“Serious Chianti Classicos require serious time. Either squirrel it away for 5-10 years or decant and leave it for 2 hours. What you'll be rewarded with is one of the great wines of the world, done brilliantly. This is a total beast, in the best way possible, and we LOVE that beast.”
MEET THE PRODUCERS
Nittardi is a boutique winery situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, with vineyards in Chianti Classico and Maremma in southern Tuscany. The Nittardi Estate, on the boundary between the provinces of Siena and Florence, was originally a defensive tower known as early as 1183 by the name of “Nectar Dei” (The Nectar of the God). In the 16th century, the vast property belonged to the Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti who, in 1549, while painting the Sistine Chapel, wrote to his nephew Lionardo: “I’d prefer two casks of wine rather than eight shirts.” On that same occasion, Michelangelo also sent Nittardi wine to Rome as a “genuine gift to the Pope Julius II”. Today, in honour of that tradition, every year the first bottles of Nectar Dei, the top wine from the Maremma vineyards, are presented to the Pope.
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