Vignamaggio Spaltenna Chianti Classico
Ruby red color. Fruity notes of red berries from Sangiovese and hints of spices from Syrah. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity and soft tannins. Goes with Italian cold cuts, legume soups and grilled meats.
$28.00 / Bottle $336.00 / Case
It didn't take Gianni Nunziante long to realize, after buying Villa Vignamaggio, that winemakers were different from everyone else. "All they talked about is wine," he recalls. "I couldn't even get them to talk about soccer." With time he was bitten by the bug too, and decided to make a wine that wasn't Sangiovese plus something. Rather, he wanted to make a completely unconventional wine, with different grapes, different vines (from France) and planted by different people. So he brought in French vineyard workers, who planted 5 hectares of vines in three days, working around the clock to do so.
Spaltenna is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Syrah from Vignamaggio’s vineyards in Gaiole in Chianti. It's aged for 12 months in large oak barrels.