Tenuta Le Calcinaie Chianti Colli Senesi 2018
Organic since 1995, grower Simone Santini is such a passionate Tuscan winemaker…we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to his estate in San Gimignano in May 2018. We were so impressed with both his Vernaccia whites and Chianti reds; they were ripe, pure, energetic and utterly charming, just like the winemaker! Le Calcinaie is composed of 30 acres covered with vines with perfect exposure, beautifully tended, and olive trees. This Chianti has fresh, happy aromas and flavors of plums, cherries, violets, rosemary, figs and more. Serve with pesto ravioli, pasta pomodoro, artisan pizza, cured meats, meat pâté and cheeses.
“Tenuta le Calcinaie is a breakout winery in this report. Their Vernaccia-based wines all performed beautifully. I look forward to tasting more from this small estate in the future.” –Wine Advocate
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Colli Senesi|
|Brand||Tenuta Le Calcinaie|
VinousThe 2018 Chianti Colli Senesi is a fresh, vibrant red to drink now and over the next few years. Sweet tobacco, cedar, mint and anise overtones add aromatic nuance to a core of sweet red Sangiovese fruit. The purity of the flavors and the wine's sheer deliciousness are both notable. Medium in body, perfumed and light on its feet, the 2018 is another winner from Simone Santini. Best of all, the 2018 is a screaming value. Drink now through 2028.