It is only its first edition but it aims to become an attractive event also for non-experts, it is Sangiovese 2.0, an in - depth table on the interterritorial expressions of the Sangiovese in Chianti Classico and in Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (red wines).
“I am happy with this original initiative” - he says Davide Bonucci, EnoClub Siena coordinator - “We have had this traveling project for 9 years, a real study seminar”.
The event took place at the Tenuta Moceni owned by the family Bindi Sergardi, committed by 23 generations to keep alive the traditions of the territory, its vineyards are placed at 500 mt, and form an amphitheater with southern exposure.
The participating companies are for the Chianti Classico area Capannelle Casa al Vento Bindi Sergardi for the territory of Montalcino Tricerchi, Terre Nere, Argiano.
“We are located in the heart of the hills of Gaiole in Chianti” - he recalls Manuele Verdelli, Cannelle farm - “we produce about 80.00 bottles for five types of wines. Our flagship is our cellar, Caveau made of steel and equipped with temperature and humidity control systems. "
“Our greatest commitment is linked to hospitality” he says Francesco Gioffreda, Borgo Casa al Vento farm - “a targeted welcome, linked to the knowledge and culture of wine. Our estate covers about 20 hectares, of which 8 are vineyards for a total production of 35.000 bottles. "
“We like Bindi Sergardi we thank you for blessing the union of Sangiovese ”- he says Alessandra Casini Bindi Sergardi - “the main way for us is sustainability, unity and comparison are strength and differences are an added value. TO Mocenni the 3 geological compositions of Chianti meet, it is the soil that creates climate, in our parcel 89 the Bozzone river is born, which dissolves the salts that are absorbed by the Sangiovese vines, giving the wine an unmistakable identity. "
“The three vintages we present today” - he explains Tommaso Squarcia, a Tricerchi farm - “they tell a part of the history of our company, a small family business which has reached its 17th generation. We cultivate only Sangiovese for 13 hectares and divided into 7 distinct plots, the altitudes vary between 300 and 180 meters, with mainly western exposure and the soils are characterized by the presence of sands and limestone clays. "
“Our peculiarity is the particular attention in the vineyard” - he says Federico Vallone, Terre Nere agricultural company - “even in the most difficult years such as 2014 we are able to give quality, our soil is particularly draining, and the very ventilated microclimate keeps the grapes in excellent condition. The river flows downstream of the vineyards Orcia, which performs an important thermoregulatory action, our annual production is about 50.000 bottles. "
“I think this is a splendid occasion where we have 18 canvases and a single subject, Sangiovese” - he explains Riccardo Bogi, Argiano farm - “A few years ago we started a project of micro zonation, we vinify Brunello only from grapes coming from the limestone marl area. We are one of the founding companies of the Brunello Consortium, and among the first to experiment with non-native vines in the area. "
Il 2014 it was a very difficult and risky harvest, and perhaps as suggested Marzio Del Toso, from the LindoVino blog, “Many producers should have had more courage, and take a step back”. As always in difficult years, the hand of the producer comes to the rescue, who if he knows his job, manages to give the right interpretation and come up with a wine that is respected: the six wines in tasting are certainly among these. The general lack of structure leaves room for fineness and elegance, characteristics that for the most international palates are always very appreciated.
Il 2013 it is still very fresh, with great possibilities of aging, the three labels of the Chianti they stand out for their balance and depth, the tannins are elegant but still scratch. The labels of Montalcino are characterized by a greater hardness of tannins, are wines made to last with important margins of evolution.
Il 2012 he presented us ready wines, in Chianti the vintage gives you a beautiful immediacy of fruit, perhaps less long-lived but immediately full and enjoyable. THE Brunello di Montalcino DOCG (red wines) stand out for their roundness and low acidity, they are ready, we do not expect these wines to improve over time.
Capannelle Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
Ruby red with garnet reflections, mineral and fresh, ripe red fruits and a nice acidity
Borgo Casa al Vento Foho Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
Ruby red with garnet reflections, dark cherry with notes of tobacco and chocolate
Bindi Sergardi Mocenni 89 Chianti Classico Grand Selection 2015
Ruby red, good fruit crunchiness, balanced and refined tannins, full and mineral taste
Castle Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino 2014
Ruby red with garnet reflections, small red berries, dry and round
Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino 2014
Ruby red with garnet reflections, dark fruits with spicy notes, round and drinkable.
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2014
Ruby red with garnet reflections, blackberry and dark berry, medium persistence and good acidity
Capannelle Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
Ruby red, cooked fruits, licorice and violet, soft tannins and long finish
Borgo Casa al Vento Foho Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
Ruby red, blueberry and pleasant and important spicy notes, beautiful tobacco tail
Bindi Sergardi Mocenni 89 Chianti Classico Grand Selection 2013
Ruby red, dark fruit with citrus notes, licorice aftertaste and coffee, mineral and elegant
Castle Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Intense ruby red, dark berries and spices, fine and enveloping with a tail of vanilla
Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Intense ruby red, rich in ripe fruit, pleasant hints of marasca, full and enveloping
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Intense ruby red, cherry and red fruit, fresh with soft tannins, long and spicy finish
Capannelle Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
Intense ruby red, fresh and fruity with hints of coffee, spicy finish
Borgo Casa al Vento Foho Chianti Classico Riserva 2012
Intense ruby red wine with notes of white pepper, toasted coffee
Bindi Sergardi Mocenni 89 Chianti Classico Grand Selection 2012
Intense ruby red, ripe fruit and spices, mineral and round on the palate
Castle Tricerchi Brunello di Montalcino 2012
Red with orange reflections, ripe citrus with a long spice back, ripe peach finish
Terre Nere Brunello di Montalcino 2012
Red with orange reflections, black berry fruit, round and enveloping with very sweet tannins
Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2012
Red with orange reflections, cherry and pink fruit, with a beautiful structure and harmonious body
An event that of Sangiovese 2.0 of real and concrete interest, an unusual comparison between two territories, the Chianti and Montalcino, a veritable forerunner for a new and different knowledge of wine.