Among the everyday red wines of Tuscany with a long history and consistent quality, our Santa Lucia Chianti excels in displaying tart cherry, currant and spice with a soft palate and excellent balance.
Tasting notesThis Chianti is a medium-ruby red color with aromas of cherry, currant and cedar. The palate engages soft tannins and excellent balance that finish with fruit and spice.
Food pairingsFantastic with meat ragu but versatile enough to pair with any pizza!
The Castellani family founded the Santa Lucia estate in the 19th Century, near Pisa in Santa Lucia, Pontedera. The wines are made in a classic style with state of the art winemaking technology from Vermentino, Sangiovese (Grosso) and Ciliegiolo grapes.
The grapes for this wine grow in hillside vineyards planted on sandy, clayey and calcareous soil in Chianti DOCG growing area. After a careful selection completely mature grapes are de-stemmed and pressed. The entire process of vinification and maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks: after approximately 12 days of fermentation at controlled temperature of 20-25°C, the grape skins are left to macerate in wine for a further period, then the wine is finally removed from the skins and undergoes malolactic fermentation, a process that lowers total acidity and makes wine seem rounder and fuller in flavor. The wine is then cold-stabilized, assembled and finally bottled during the following spring.
One of the most famous Italian wine is certainly Chianti, whose history dates back to 1872 when a Florentine politician named Bettino Ricasoli discovered the Chianti’s wine recipe, a Tuscan high-quality wine able to compete internationally with the great French wines.
Today this Tuscan wine is one of Italy’s most well known and recognizable wines because of its strong and powerful flavor.