Colli Senesi is the wine region surrounding the Tuscan town of Siena. Two of Chianti’s top wine regions –Montepulciano and Montalcino– are located there. Valdipiatta is a well regarded producer of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This bottling is sourced from their Montepulciano vineyard along with a few in other parts of Colli Senesi.
Crafted from Prugnolo Gentile (the indigenous clone of Sangiovese), with about 10% of Canaiolo Nero. Grapes are manually harvested and aged in Slavonian oak for six months after fermentation. This wine offers both quality and value, which is always a good combination.
Harmonious and broad, this Chianti shows fresh cherry and anise with layers of espresso, plum, and toasted cedar. Medium-bodied and well-balanced, the finish starts with bright fruit and finishes with spices. Pair this with a roasted duck or a port ragu with pappardelle.