Nittardi Chianti Classico 'Casanuova di Vigna Doghessa' Bio 2018

Casanuova di Nittardi has intense red and black fruit character - ripe cherries and blackberries dominate, with interesting notes of exotic spices and well-integrated oak notes. The palate has a beautifully juicy and elegant structure with an important tannic backbone that gives the wine length and allows it to age elegantly.

Since 1981, Nittardi has paid annual tribute to former owner Michelangelo by having internationally recognized artists such as Hundertwasser, Yoko Ono, Günter Grass or Dario Fo create the label and a wrapping paper. The artwork for the 2018 vintage was entrusted to artist Johannes Heisig. The two paintings the German artist dedicated to this Chianti Classico are a hymn to the earth and the fruits that bring joy and seduce us. While the wrapping paper is his personal vision of the Vigna Doghessa vineyard, for the label he painted Bacchus offering Sibyl a glass of wine, always the muse of many artists.

Aging: 14 months in new (10%) and used French oak barrels (500 liters), 4 months in a concrete barrel and then several more months in the bottle.
  • About Nittardi

    Nittardi, located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, was purchased in 1982 by Peter Femfert, publisher and gallery owner in Frankfurt and his wife Stefania Canali, a historian from Venice. They restored Nittardi step by step. The vineyards were replanted and in 1992 the old room with wine barrels was replaced by a modern wine cellar.

    A competent team was assembled, with Carlo Ferrini as consultant oenologist. Stefania and Peter's son, Léon Femfert, joined the team in early 2013. In 1999, another fantastic wine estate was purchased in Maremma, near the coast in southern Tuscany. Since then, 17 hectares have been planted with local and international grape varieties. Here Ad Astra and Nectar Dei, Nittardi's Super Tuscans, are produced.

    As a tribute to former Nittardi owner, Michelangelo, the unique combination of art and wine is maintained at Nittardi. Each year, a well-known artist designs the label and wrapping paper used for a "limited edition" of Casanuova di Nittardi wine bottles. Started in 1981, the collection includes works by internationally renowned artists such as Hundertwasser, Corneille, Giuliano Ghelli, Igor Mitoraj, Yoko Ono, Guenter Grass and Dario Fo.

    • Druif

      Sangiovese

    • Jaartal

      2018

    • Herkomst

      Toscane, Italië

    • Lekker bij

      Ossobucco, Pasta's, diverse vleesgerechten

    • Smaakprofiel

      Sappig, elegant met een goede tannine

    • Productiemethode

      Biologisch

    • Inhoud

      13.8 % - 0.75 cl

    • Prijzen

      95 P Daniele Cernilli Doctor Wine:, 94 P Falstaff, 92 P James Suckling