Crushed and Cured

Riecine, Chianti Classico Riserva, DOCG, Tuscany, Italy, 2020


Pale crimson red colour. This has an exciting nose and bright acidity. Succulent, red fruit with fine, powerful tannins. 

Founded by Englishman John Dunkley, and today run by the Frank family, the estate is committed to a natural approach. Certified organic and following biodynamic processes, the land is gently nurtured with plants, flowers and grasses encouraged to flourish. 

From a selection of vineyards in the Gaiole region of Chianti. From vines planted in organically certified soil. Harvested by hand, and sorted on a vibrating sorting out table, destemmed, and then a 15 day maceration in a Nomblot concrete tank. Fermentation with indigeneous yeast, with pumping overs before ageing for 13 months in a range of oak vessels before final blending.

Country: Italy 

Region: Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany 

Vintage: 2020

Grape Variety: Sangiovese

ABV: 14%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Riecine