Istine “Levigne” Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
Istine’s wines are a beautifully pure expression of Chianti. No foreign grapes, no French oak. Just the traditional grapes and methods, and it works.
Istine’s Riserva, ‘Le Vigne’, is a blend of the best fruit from the different Istine vineyards (‘Le Vigne’ means ‘the vineyards,’). Angela describes this as ‘the perfect synthesis’ of her vineyards; the wine is warm, balsamic, red-fruited, and although not forbiddingly tannic when young, obviously suited to aging in the bottle. This is a genuine Riserva, the best raw materials combined to best express the estate. The sites are fermented and aged separately; final ‘assemblage’ of these best lots takes place shortly before bottling. This will age beautifully.