Fattoria di Sammontana ~ Chianti DOCG 2016

Fattoria di Sammontana ~ Chianti DOCG 2016
£16.25 / bottle£185.25 / case (12 bottles)

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Country: Italy
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Wine region: Tuscany
Wine Type: Red Wines
Wine style: Soft Fruity Reds
Wine Type: Vegan Wine
Drink: Now to 2021
ABV: 13%

Tasting Notes

The story

The vineyards of Fattoria di Sammontana have alluvial soil and are located along the hills that border the Arno River in the Colli Fiorentini, 20km to the south west of Florence. Over 100 years ago Polish nobleman Michele Dzieduszycki moved his family from the imperial court of Vienna to Tuscany - and started making wine. Andrea, the fourth generation winemaker, has been implementing changes. The Chianti was certified organic from the 2012 harvest and the Fattoria is using some biodynamic practices in the vineyards.
Their ethos of minimum intervention continues in the winery which "allows our wines to fully express the characteristics of our “terroir” and of the personality of our grapes."

The wine

I have added this second Chianti, a Chianti DOCG, which is a different style from the Chianti Classico DOCG. Non-classico Chianti is more fruit-forward and an easy-to-drink style. They use the same blend of grapes Sangiovese Toscano and Caniolo Nero, though 90% and 10% here. Canaiolo brings perfume and softens the Sangiovese a little.

Unlike many Chiantis this wine has not been oak aged which means it retains the fruit flavours and aromas. The wine is naturally fermented and aged in concrete tanks for 6 to 8 months and aged in bottle for 3 months before release. It’s a great example of the style: a young, early drinking Chianti, elegant and fresh with clean crunchy fruit.

I also have some of the 2017 vintage available.

Food Pairing

Usually Chianti is best consumed with food but as the tannins are light and the acidity and fruit flavours high you could drink this without food. Recommended to drink with lamb, game, duck, goose, steak and other red meats, pizza and tomato-based dishes - think Italian!

Producer's Notes

The most typical and traditional wine of the estate. The blend consists of Sangiovese and Canaiolo. This is a classic young Chianti: fresh and lively, light to medium bodied.


16.5 points     JancisRobinson.com     Oct 2016
"90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo organically grown. Unfiltered. Mid crimson. Attractive, leesy cherry nose and succulent mid-weight fruit on the palate with soft, drying tannins. Something deliciously unpolished about this."

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