A little while ago a few bottles of Chianti Classico arrived in the post from Fattoria della Aiola. This turned out to be a wine estate founded in 1934 by an Italian politician and sold in 2012 to Russian investors, who now continue to develop the 36 ha property. We tasted the wines and discovered that they are typical Chianti wines with all the characteristics that one learns that a classic Chianti has: quite light, high acidity, a bit of tartness. So often the theory that you learn does not match reality, especially today when many wines are more international and quaffing-friendly, and when it does, you’re happy. The grapes are 90% sangiovese and the rest merlot and colorino. All three wines will be at their best in the company of a good meal.
More on the winery: aiola.net
Fattoria della Aiola Chianti Classico 2014: Cherry flavours, a bit herbaceous, tight tannins and a pleasant tartness, typical of Chianti. Quite light bodied and slender.
Fattoria Della Aiola Chianti Classico Riserva 2013: Dark cherries, quite tannic, light in body and style.
Fattoria della Aiola Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 Cancello Rosso: Again, cherry dominates with red berries, a little bit of tobacco, prominent tannins, some soft oak on the palate, a refreshingly high acidity.
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