Country of Origin: Italy
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Sangiovese
Winemaker / Tasting Notes
Casanuova di Nittardi Chianti Classico is a pure Sangiovese from the single vineyard “Vigna Doghessa” in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti. The vineyard lies on a south-east facing hill at 450 meters above sea level and has a soil full of schist stones, which engenders the wine with a fine minerality and pleasant freshness. Since 1981, Nittardi has paid annual homage to Michelangelo by having an internationally recognized artists such as Hundertwasser, Horst Janssen, Giuliano Ghelli, Yoko Ono, Mimmo Paladino, Günter Grass, Dario Fo, Karl Otto Götz, Alain Clément and Hsiao Chin create the label and wrapping paper.
Purple red color. Intense red and black fruit character – ripe cherries and blackberries dominate, with interesting exotic spices and well integrated oak notes. The palate has a beautifully juicy and elegant structure with an important tannic backbone that gives length to the wine and will make it age gracefully. This is an important wine that can be served with different types of food. We love to drink it to a traditional Bistecca Fiorentina or to a Peposo dell’Impruneta. Best served at approx. 16° C