Located on amphitheater-shaped vineyards in tiny Vertine located in Gaiole (one of the five Chianti Classico regions) and north of Siena, this producer harvests organically grown grapes, uses indigenous yeast and employs minimal intervention in the cellar.
The wine is comprised mostly of Sangiovese with a little Canaiolo and an even smaller proportion of Colorino. The La Porta di Vertine website offers some detailed notes regarding the harvest and vinification process for each of their wines produced, including this one.
The 2009 is deep garnet with clean and distinct aromas of blackberry, black cherry, light soy sauce and tar.
The palate is dry with medium plus acidity and the alcohol while slightly high, is balanced with the fruit. Fresh flavours of cranberry, blackberry and black currant with leather, vanilla, clove complement the light and grippy, but ripe tannins.
WSET Very Good – nice complexity and elegance, perfect with Table 1006’s veggie lasagna.
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