Fattoria Montellori 'Caselle' Chianti Superiore
Fattoria Montellori 'Caselle' Chianti Superiore
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Fattoria Montellori 'Caselle' Chianti Superiore

The 'Caselle' Chianti Superiore is produced by Fattoria Montellori. Established in 1895, when the Nieri family purchased the villa and surrounding grounds with money earned from the leather trade, and set about making the traditional wines.

In the 1940s the old casks used for fermentation were replaced by glass lined cement tanks, and the vineyard area increased to the current 55 hectares in the fossil rich limestone & clay soils around the town of San Miniato. The Nieri family still owns and runs the estate with a focus on quality wine.

Chianti wines are always red, and always with a core of Italy's #1 red grape Sangiovese. The most traditional styles blend with native Tuscan grapes Colorino and Canaiolo, more modern versions often substituting some Merlot, Cabernet, or Syrah. "Superiore" is a designation with higher minimum quality standards- lower yields, concentration, and aging.

A modern and attractive style of Chianti, made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Syrah, partly aged in steel vats and partly in chestnut Tonneaux casks. 

Tasting Note

A modern and attractive style of Chianti, made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Syrah, partly aged in steel vats and partly in chestnut Tonneaux casks.

Dark ruby colour, closer to the rim. Uplifted nose with intriguing variety of aromas such as capers, sour cherry, and chocolate, followed by hints of spice. Smooth but raw tannin on the palate adds elegance to the wine, flavour punch of dark berries overpowering minerality and delicate saltiness. Persistent and sophisticated finish.

Region
  • Italy
  • Italy - Tuscany
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Sangiovese

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