🏅 Rating 90+/100 (4,05⭐)
Tawny rim. First nose is intense balsamic and herbal. Prunes, roasted coffee beans. Dried rose. Dark chocolate. Oak reveals with aeration. Lacked the primary fruit aromas, very much into tertiary territory, which made me think this wine is more advanced than it should be at this age. We could blame challenging vintage for that.
I Sodi di San Niccolò is among prestige Super Tuscans. Blend of 85% Sangioveto, and 15% Malvasia Nera. Fermented in steel, malo in concrete vats and matured in 50% new French oak barriques for 24-30 months. Grapes come from organically managed single vineyard with carefully selected clones particularly for the best performance in this terroir. Low yields.
Each year label features the image of one out of many bird species from Chianti region as a tribute to the enviroment.
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Instagram: @wine_talks_club — 2 months ago
The 2018 Chianti Classico is an absolutely joyous wine. Bright red cherry fruit, tangy acids and sweet floral notes all run a translucent, super-expressive Chianti Classico that quite frankly knocks it out of the park. The 2018 is so delineated, so vibrant and just so incredibly delicious. The purity of the flavors is just remarkable. The oak needs a bit of time to fully integrate, but it already has over the last few months. This is what Sangiovese (called Sangioveto here) and Chianti Classico are all about. Best of all, the 2018 is a screaming value. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2020) — 9 months ago
Can't beat Barrel-aged grappa for a digestif — 5 years ago
Found this tucked away at one of my local shops. First time sampling the lowest end offering from Montevertine. IGT is misleading given Manetti family’s story. Anyways, wine is a banger! Cherry and currant with tea and some herbs. Lithe and refined. Perfect with Loafers pizza (or anything really). I love Sangiovese. — 2 months ago
I think we opened this a little early. Very flowery and red fruits like strawberry and bright cherry. Tastes like Tuscany and Sangiovese. — 8 months ago
Ruby, a blend of 90% Sangioveto, 5% Canaiolo and 5% Ciliegiolo grown in the Il Poggiale vineyard, and spent 18 months in French (1 year old). Red fruit aromas and floral spice. On the palate cherry and raspberry with notes of sweet earthy spice. Fine tannins on a medium+ finish, good balance with acidity yielding to a fresh ending with a zing of spice. Nice! — 3 years ago
Always delicious. 2013 drinking well, paired with a Tagliatelle Bolognese from Enoteca Sogno. — 5 months ago
Same purity and finesse as the Chianti Classico with more earth, spice, and leathery tobacco tones. Love that they can convey such weight out of the Sangioveto without covering the wine with new oak makeup. Superb. — 5 years ago