Maretti Chianti DOCG 2019 (Tuscany, Italy) "...cherry, herbs, black olive..."
Chianti remains one of the most lauded and long-lived wine regions in Italy specialising in the variety Sangiovese. This wine is sourced from a small grower in Chianti Rufina one of the highest and coolest parts of the region resulting in wines that are quite granite rich with a mineral edge and fine acidity. Whilst the majority of the region’s vineyard owners still sell their fruit to large wineries and co-operatives, an increasing number are opting to make small amounts of wine themselves, selling directly under their own label such as Maretti.
Traditionally vinified in small open stainless-steel fermenters, controlled to twenty-six degrees, and hand plunged daily with fermentation lasting fifteen days. Following fermentation the wine is aged for just over twelve months in a large seasoned (2,000 litres) oak cask before bottling and a further six months maturation before release.
"Strawberries, milk chocolate, coffee, black pepper and fennel seeds, framed by medium tannins and a lingering savoury finish". - Erez Gordon, Carboot Wines