Tenuta di Arceno Chianti Classico Annata 2019
Review published on the SOMM TV Magazine (Jan 2023)---------- The Tenuta di Arceno estate has a long history at the southernmost edge of Chianti Classico. It’s cited in historical documents as a small independent community as far back as the year 1000. Since 1504, its ownership has passed through only three families: The Del Taja family from 1504 to 1829, then the Piccolominis — one of the most illustrious families of Siena — until 1994. Since then, the estate has been under the ownership of the notable Jackson Family as one of their first purchases outside of California. The 2019 Annata, which sees ten months of aging in French oak, comprises 85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot. The cool vintage resulted in modest fruit aromas, including black cherry and raspberry, with a marriage of white pepper spice and licorice. An inviting medium-ish body combines pomegranate and blood orange flavors alongside bright acidity, earthy tannins, and a driving, mineral finish.
Process: 10 months in French oak barrels.
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Style: Still Wine
Producer: Tenuta di Arceno
Primary Grape: Sangiovese
Secondary Grape: Merlot
Regeneratively Farmed: N/A