Nittardi Belcanto 2016 Chianti Classico DOCG


Half of the grapes for Belcanto come from our vineyards at Nittardi, located 450 meters above sea level, while the other half come from our vineyard in Villa Rosa, located south of Castellina at 270 masl. While at Nittardi we only have Sangiovese grapes, the Villa Rosa vineyard, planted in 1968, has Sangiovese and small amounts of seven other local grape varieties, including Canaiolo, Colorino and Malvasia Nera.

In the world of music, Belcanto represents the harmony displayed by a complete work. Belcanto also echoes the adage of the great wine critic Luigi Veronelli: „Wine is the earth‘s hymn to the heavens.“ In every way, Belcanto is the fi tting name for Nittardi‘s newest composition.
The label refers to the history and terroir of the wine: eight pebbles in the colors of the gray galestro soil and the typically red color tone of Chianti Classico – like the eight notes of the scale and the eight grape varietals of Belcanto. And looking out from this mosaic of eight pebbles, the face of the historic owner of Nittardi: the Italian master painter and archetypical „Renaissance Man“, Michelangelo Buonarroti.




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Name: Belcanto Chianti Classico DOCG

Year: 2016

Varietal: Sangiovese 90%, autochthonous varieties 10% (Malvasia Nera, Foglia Tonda, Pugnitello, Mammolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino und Canaiolo)

Soil: Soil mix of limestone and clay with a rich skeleton of schist, which engenders the wine with a pleasant minerality.

Production: 12 months in used French oak barrels (500 liter) and 35hl botte, 4 months in concrete vats, a few months in bottle

Profile: Ruby-red, juicy cherry and raspberry with hints of Mediterranean and floral notes on the nose. Medium bodied with grippy tannins on the palate and a fresh and long finish. Belcanto pairs well with starters and main courses of the creative Tuscan cuisine. It
should be served at about 16°C (60,8°F).

Drink: until 2021


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