2012 San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico

Wine: "It comes from the Sangiovese vineyards of San Fabiano (250 m). It ages in barrels of 2nd and 3rd passage for a period of 12 months and then it stays in the bottle at least three months. It is the synthesis of Chianti tradition: land and vines, combined with modern winemaking and more time to care quality. Suitable for ready consumption, however, it improves after a medium period of ageing." -Winery The Land: "L 'Azienda Agricola San Fabiano Calcutta is located among the hills of the prestigious Chianti xoutnryside. The territory of Chianti Classico, which stretches between Florence and Siena, has kept intact, for the most part, its appearance. The agriculture constitutes the predominant activity, an aspect that has made this a unique land. Not only that. The work and dedication of man have further amplified the natural beauty of the place. For the characteristics of the climate, soil and altitude, the land in this area is particularly suitable for the production of fine wines. Pride of this region is the Chianti Classico wine. In Castellina the Chianti Classico Consortium in 1924 was formed, and the wine won the prestigious name of DOCG in 1984." - Winery [+]