The Vigna di Pallino Chianti takes its name from the grower who, for many years, lovingly looked after this vineyard, which was already present on cadastral maps dating to the beginning of the 1800s. It is located in the Chianti, between Arezzo and Florence, in Central Tuscany. The vines grow at elevations ranging from 200 to 300 metres in calcareous, clay rich loam soils and are planted to a high density of 6,666 vines per hectare, a system that results in extremely high-quality fruit. From the heart of the estate, produced purely with Sangiovese and without the use of oak, it is a wine that represents the historic continuity of the estate and the traditions of the region.
The wine is a medium-toned ruby red, while the bouquet reveals fruity notes of red berries and floral fragrances of red rose. Juicy and easy to drink, this is a fresh, well-balanced and pleasant wine. The absence of oak in the ageing of the wine, and the short period of ageing in tank and bottle create a youthful wine which freely shows off the fruity and floral flavours of the grape. This wine is best served at 16°C.
James Suckling – 90 points