Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Calidonia

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Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Calidonia

£23.95

  • Designation: DOCG
  • Producer: Bindi Sergardi
  • Year: 2009
  • ABV: 14%
  • Grape: Sangiovese
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Size: 75cl
Style:

Intense ruby red, complex bouquet with mineral notes, incense, spices, citrus and mint.

 The overwhelming predominance of Sangiovese in this Chianti Classico Riserva highlights this wine’s minerals and freshness. These characteristics, together with velvety tannins, bring a balanced prestige to the wine. Very elegant. Maintains its characteristic properties and improves over time.

Food Match: Traditional accompaniments are red meat (both roasts and salted), game, and mature cheeses.

Serving temperature: 18° C. Open 1 hour ahead of time.

"Arising from the selection of the best grapes grown on ideal lands, this wine is elegant and complex and, after following Galileo’s motto to try and try again, “..provando e riprovando..” we provide you with the exceptional result.

Mankind has understood that blood ties are a fallible yet very fruitful system to guarantee peace among families, cities and states. Thus two important Sienese families, the Bindi and the Sergardi, proceeded to intermarry: Gerolamo Bindi married Calidonia Sergardi while Ottavio Sergardi married Gerolamo’s sister, Meridiana Bindi. This happened around the mid 1500’s when artificial insemination of course did not exist. Gerolamo and Calidonia had no children while Ottavio and Meridiana’s offspring could unite the social prestige of both families. Gerolamo died before Ottavio and named him his heir, under the condition that he use the last name and the crest of the Bindi family, while permitting him to continue to use his own. The name Bindi Sergardi is thus formed. We still carry that name proudly and remain grateful to Calidonia, to whom we are happy to dedicate our Riserva. A wine in gestation for almost five hundred years."

From the producer’s website: Bindi Sergardi is a farm which has stayed in the same family since the 1349 and has been passed from one generation to the next in natural succession. It has undergone all the phases of good agricultural practice in use over the centuries and has now had to accept its transformation into a family company, justified and made necessary by the dimensions of a property which comprises over a thousand hectares.
The lay of the land does not consent extensive cultivations in this day and age, but imposes a search for niche products of high quality, vocation and imagination. A natural consequence of this is that the members of the  family who today run the farm (represented by two generations: Nicolò Casini and his daughter Alessandra) have emphasized two main sectors, namely fine wine and traditional crops in rotation, with a side line of olive oil from our hills in Chianti.

 

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