Villa Calcinaia "Sanforte" 2018

100% Sanforte
A still red wine from the Chianti, Tuscany region of Italy.

Lively & complex. Plum & tobacco leaf.

Tasting Notes

Sanforte 2018 from Villa Calcinaia Estate has a purple colour with ruby hues.

On the nose is lively with sour cherry and plum with an under-layer of tertiary notes, from dry violet and tobacco leaf to leather and graphite.

The mouthfeel is soft with well integrated tannins. On the palate it’s nice and fresh with notes of chocolate and tobacco leaf.

There is a bitter note at the end. The finish is medium long and very pleasant,

Score 90

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Villa Calcinaia "Sanforte" 2018
Sanforte (2018) Review
Estate making Sanforte Estate Villa Calcinaia
Sanforte (2018) Label Sanforte
Style of Sanforte Style Red & Still
Country of Villa Calcinaia Country Italy
Region of Villa Calcinaia Region Chianti, Tuscany
Grape blend of Sanforte Grapes Sanforte
Vintage of Sanforte Vintage 2018
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Villa Calcinaia

This is another historical estate south of Florence and just north of Greve in Chianti. It dates back to the 16th century and to these days it is still owned and run by the same family.

Its long history doesn’t stand on the way of progress though. At Villa Calcinaia they embraced organic viticulture since the early 1990s. It’s more, with the help of the University of Florence they discovered and revived an unknown, lost grape variety, Occhiorosso.

They now produce a single variety wine not only with Occhiorosso but with other rare grape varieties too, like Mammolo and Sanforte. That is on top of their wide range of Chianti Classico bottles of course!

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