2019 Antinori ‘Peppoli’ Chianti Classico
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker: Renzo Cotarella and Marquise Piero Antinori
Established Date: 1385
The Pèppoli vineyards produce a Chianti Classico that is a blend made from Sangiovese grapes and complementary varieties.. Each grape variety was harvested separately, destemmed, gently crushed and transferred into stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation took place at a controlled temperature between 26 and 28 °C (80 – 82 °F) to enhance aromatic compounds and preserve the fruity and floral notes of each grape variety. Maceration was performed with mechanical devices to best extract soft supple tannins over a period of 10 days for Sangiovese and two weeks for the complementary varieties. Once malolactic fermentation was completed, at the end of the winter season for all grape varieties, the wine was blended and transferred into barrels. Pèppoli aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for approximately 9 months and a small percentage was aged in stainless steel vats. Bottling was done in December 2019.
This Chianti Classico is from one of the oldest and most prestigious families. Ruby red in colour. with intense notes of red fruit, hints of spices, aromatic herbs and notes of light toasting complete its bouquet. On the palate it’s vibrant, with fine tannins and notes of spices and fruits that reflect the nose. A medium and pleasant finish that make you go back to the glass for another sip. Peppoli pairS beautifully with Lamb and is a great wine for every occasion.