Terrabianca Chianti Classico "Scassino" DOCG 2012
Regular price $30.00 Sale price $23.97 Save $6.03
(only $17.98 per bottle)
Notes from the Winemaker:
The estateâ€™s more forward Chianti version, from 97% Sangiovese and 3% Canaiolo â€“ that most classic of Classico formulas. The vineyardâ€™s name comes from â€˜scassoâ€™, stony soil, which makes this terrain difficult to cultivate but fabulous in terms of fruit and concentration. An appealing, delightful, well balanced red with lively notes of raspberry and blueberry, and excellent structure.
Brilliant ruby color; appealing, delightful, well balanced, lively notes of raspberry, blueberry & subtle iris, & excellent structure, harmony & go
From 6 clones, entirely cultivated in the Chianti Classico property w/a density of 6,000 vines per hectare yielding 1.8 kilos per vine. The name comes from 'scasso', stony soil: difficult to cultivate but fabulous for fruit & concentration.
VINIFICATION AND AGING: Aged 8 months in Slavonian oak barrels of 50 hectoliters, followed by 3 months' bottle age before release.
GRAPES: 97% Sangiovese, 3% Canaiolo
AGE OF VINES: Cellar-worthy
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 30,000 bottles
WINEMAKER: Pasquale Presutto
Ratings & Reviews
"The 2012 Chianti Classico Scassino is plump, juicy and highly expressive, with lovely depth and plenty of forward fruit. Crushed flowers, raspberries, vanilla and a hint of spice meld together on the sweet, open-knit finish. Drink this perfumed, silky Chianti Classico over the next few years." - Antonio Galloni (July 2015)
Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Made with 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo, this offers a fragrance of woodland berry, iris and pressed violet. The easy-drinking palate doles out red cherry, crushed raspberry and a hint of baking spice alongside soft, loose knit tannins. Enjoy soon." - Kerin Oâ€™Keefe (9/1/2015)