Cioncolo – Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

His Majesty, the “GALLO NERO”, the unmistakable symbol of the good high quality wine produced in the heart of Tuscany, the Chianti Classico. The Riserva di Terra Toscana is the result of our commitment to maintaining tradition at high levels, proud to be its ambassadors. Produced with over 96% Sangiovese grapes, aged in large casks and barriques for 3 years, it offers captivating aromas and flavors. Wine that expresses its best qualities in combination with stewed meats, roasts, game and grilled meats. The Classic that always makes the difference.

Denomination: Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
Grapes: 100% Sangiovese
Production area: Chianti Classico
Harvest: By hand with selected grape bunches
Maturation and ageing: 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels, 12 months in barriques, 3 months in the bottle
Serving temperature : 18° C

Origine del nome
Il Cioncolo is the nickname of the person who passed on to me through DNA a passion for wine and good food: my paternal grandfather! Born in 1900, his name was Giovanni and he was a bricklayer by trade, but I don’t remember anyone calling him by his name – for the whole village and beyond, he was Il Cioncolo. A great drinker and connoisseur of good wine, he used to leave twice a year, early on a Saturday morning with two friends, and go to Montespertoli in a small van to fetch the wine in demijohns. I still have it firmly imprinted in my mind in the evening when he returned; rosy-cheeked, cheerful and in a “chatty” way, telling my dad about the day, making you realise what a great day he’d had. I don’t remember ever seeing him drunk, a fiasco of wine between lunch and dinner was his standard, and afterwards there would often come a time when he’d tell you what you couldn’t find in the history books. That was our search engine for everything about the Great War and the more recent war of ‘45. To my wonderful Grandfather, I dedicate the wine that most represents our land, Chianti Classico Riserva, a true ambassador of the heart of Tuscany to the world.