If any wine can be described as having 'animal magnetism', then this has to be it. At Swig HQ, it unleashed a tirade of "oohs" , "aahhs" and "wows" from the first tease of its wonderful, high-toned Italian aromas. It transports you straight to the heart of Tuscany. 100% Sangiovese from one of our favourite Chianti producer's best vineyards. A first release, but we reckon this is the beginning of a fantastic new story in Chianti, and it could be one of the best single site Sangiovese wines in Chianti.
Jewel-bright red and purple fruits, leafy blackcurrant and warm tomato skins combine on the nose, which is attractively high-toned and reminiscent of the heady rush you get when you open a tin of blackcurrant pastilles for the first time. The palate is suave and velvety in the way that meticulously hand-crafted wines can be, balancing fine, powdery tannins with mellow, autumnal fruit (figs, damsons, apricots), the perkiness of strawberry juice and dark cherry acidity to give it vitality.
FROM THE PRESS
“The 2017 Chianti Classico Vigneto San Cresci is laced with a whole range of floral and savory top notes that lend intrigue. Rose petal, mocha, sage, mint, cedar and leather all flesh out with a bit of time in the glass. Aromatically expressive, but reticent on the palate, the 2017 needs a few years in bottle to be at its most giving. It certainly is both intriguing and distinctive. 93 points.”Antonio Galloni, Vinous