2018 Istine Chianti Classico

$24.95 $26.00 (-4%)
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Angela Fronti is the driving force behind Istine. The Fronti family had specialized in vineyard management for decades, supporting some of the most famous wineries in Tuscany, but Angela was determined that the family needed their own label. Her Chianti is always 100% organic Sangiovese, with a focus on freshness, elegance, minerality and harmony. Each cru is vinified independently, to better highlight the characteristics of the terroir of that vineyard and find the most perfect blend. This is a seriously delicious deal of a Chianti Classico.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Winemaker:
Angela Fronti
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
Slavonian oak
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Chianti Classico
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sangiovese
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1045470
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Spectator

Cherry pie, strawberry preserves and floral aromas and flavors highlight this graceful red, which is harmonious and delicious now, yet should develop over the next decade or so. Fine length. Drink now through 2035. 150 cases imported.

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Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of crushed dark-skinned berry, violet, tilled earth and baking spice are front and center on this fragrant red. Racy and loaded with youthful energy, the savory palate features black plum, Marasca cherry and licorice framed in taut polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it fresh and balanced. Drink through 2025.

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Vinous

The 2018 Chianti Classico is bright and racy, with tons of Radda Sangiovese character. Red berry fruit, flowers, chalk and white pepper all grace this super-expressive, translucent Chianti Classico. The 2018 is a bit airy and taut, but that is also a big part of its appeal. Readers who appreciate slightly nervous reds will adore the 2018.

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James Suckling

A finely crafted red with cherry, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, creamy tannins and a flavorful finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.