Maretti Chianti DOCG 2020 (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.
"There are bright red cherry and cranberry fruits plus old tobacco and terracotta adding plenty of depth and complexity. It is then dry and mid-weight with zippy acidity and some sandy tannins too that help to draw out a lingering finish." - Angus Hughson, Winepilot
"Strawberries, milk chocolate, coffee, black pepper and fennel seeds, framed by medium tannins and a lingering savoury finish". - Erez Gordon, Carboot Wines