San Jacopo di Vicchiomaggio, Chianti Classico 2012
Castello Vicchiomaggiodi Leif Karlsson, VinoVelo
- Via Vicchiomaggio 4, Greve in Chianti (FI)
- denominazione: Doc - Denominazione di origine controllata
- tipologia: Rosso
- vitigni: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo and 5% Colorino
- alcool: 13,5º
- prezzo: 9 € €
PRODUTTORE: Castello Vicchiomaggio
ZONA: Toscana - Italia
The castle of Vicchiomaggio has it's origins in the 1400, and through the years always have had a strategic position, especially between all the wars between Florence and Siena.
The soil at Vicchiomaggio is very rich of clay, mixed with smaller and bigger stones, classic "Galestra".
Vicchiomaggio has done a Chianti Classico 2012 with the name San Jacopo that has loads of the classic tannins coming from the Sangiovese grapes. It's relative discrete in the nose, like many Chiantis are, and so much more rich on the palette. The Colorino grape gives the wine a little bit deeper red, and the Canaiolo gives it a little bit richer nose and more fruit.
The wine has been ageing in classic big oak barrels, to improve the wine, without giving it to much flavour of oak. The name San Jacopo come from a farm house on the properties of Vicchiomaggio.
The San Jacopo goes well to aged cheese, game, and to mention a local speciality, the Tuscan pork meat sausages called "Salsiccia".
It's a 2012, that you can have in your cellar for some more years to come.
It needs to be decanted, or opened the day before.