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Peppoli Chianti Classico

Antinori, Peppoli Chianti Classico 2015

R395

6 in stock

Notes

Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah

Viticulture:
The climate of the 2015 vintage was a regular one and respected the climate of the Chianti Classico production zone in the typical character of its successive seasons. Winter was rather cold and relatively dry, while spring was a bit rainy but with normal temperatures for the season which guaranteed an excellent growth of vine vegetation and the phases both of flowering and bud set. The summer, marked by warm days and cool nights, has assisted the plants in the growth of the grape bunches and the ripening of the berries, thanks as well to several rainstorms which arrived during the month of August. Harvest operations began during the second half of the month of September with the picking of the Merlot and Syrah crop, and the initial part of the Sangiovese harvest began on September 25th.

Vinification:
The grapes, picked variety by variety, were destemmed and pressed and then went into stainless fermentation tanks. The fermentation was carried out at temperatures between 79° and 82° Fahrenheit (26°-28° centigrade) to fully bring out varietal character and conserve fruity and flora notes. The period of skin contact was approximately 10 days for the Sangiovese, 15 days for the Merlot and Syrah, and the extraction techniques were aimed at the achievement of soft and supple tannins. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, which terminated by the end of winter for all the different grape varieties, the wine was assembled and went into Slavonian oak casks, where it aged for approximately nine months. The wine was bottled in November of 2016.

Tasting notes:
'I admit to having consumed a couple of bottles of the 2014 Chianti Classico Pèppoli after work during my two-week stay in Tuscany. This is one of those "why not?" no-brainer Tuscan reds that pairs with basically everything you see on the menu and does a great job of keeping your palate refreshed. If you need a wine that will not be the protagonist against the food you eat, this is your bottle. The 2014 vintage is full of wild berry, pressed rose and light herbal back notes'. – Wine Advocate, 87/100

Ruby red in color with purple highlights, the wine shows intensely fruity notes of cherries and red currants on the nose which fuse very well with the typical sensations of violets which characterize Chianti Classico. Very delicate and quite well integrated the smoky sensations created by the oak aging. The palate is savory with a tasty vein of acidity together with silky and polished tannins.

Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah

Viticulture:
The climate of the 2015 vintage was a regular one and respected the climate of the Chianti Classico production zone in the typical character of its successive seasons. Winter was rather cold and relatively dry, while spring was a bit rainy but with normal temperatures for the season which guaranteed an excellent growth of vine vegetation and the phases both of flowering and bud set. The summer, marked by warm days and cool nights, has assisted the plants in the growth of the grape bunches and the ripening of the berries, thanks as well to several rainstorms which arrived during the month of August. Harvest operations began during the second half of the month of September with the picking of the Merlot and Syrah crop, and the initial part of the Sangiovese harvest began on September 25th.

Vinification:
The grapes, picked variety by variety, were destemmed and pressed and then went into stainless fermentation tanks. The fermentation was carried out at temperatures between 79° and 82° Fahrenheit (26°-28° centigrade) to fully bring out varietal character and conserve fruity and flora notes. The period of skin contact was approximately 10 days for the Sangiovese, 15 days for the Merlot and Syrah, and the extraction techniques were aimed at the achievement of soft and supple tannins. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, which terminated by the end of winter for all the different grape varieties, the wine was assembled and went into Slavonian oak casks, where it aged for approximately nine months. The wine was bottled in November of 2016.

Tasting notes:
'I admit to having consumed a couple of bottles of the 2014 Chianti Classico Pèppoli after work during my two-week stay in Tuscany. This is one of those "why not?" no-brainer Tuscan reds that pairs with basically everything you see on the menu and does a great job of keeping your palate refreshed. If you need a wine that will not be the protagonist against the food you eat, this is your bottle. The 2014 vintage is full of wild berry, pressed rose and light herbal back notes'. – Wine Advocate, 87/100

Ruby red in color with purple highlights, the wine shows intensely fruity notes of cherries and red currants on the nose which fuse very well with the typical sensations of violets which characterize Chianti Classico. Very delicate and quite well integrated the smoky sensations created by the oak aging. The palate is savory with a tasty vein of acidity together with silky and polished tannins.

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WA 87

Country

IT

Region

Tuscany

Style

Red

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