Casanuova di Nittardi

Casanuova di Nittardi
Casanuova di Nittardi is the Chianti Classico Annata of Fattoria Nittardi. Made almost entirely from Sangiovese and with a dash of Canaiolo Nero, the grapes of this fine wine grow at an altitude of 450 m (1,500 ft.) in the hilly terrain of the golden triangle between Panzano, San Donato and Castellina in Chianti.
In addition to the traditional wine label, every year since 1981 a limited edition of bottles is adorned with a label and wrapping paper created by a renowned artist – to date, amongst others: Hundertwasser, Janssen, Penck, Yoko Ono, Paladino, Tomi Ungerer, Günter Grass and Dario Fo.

Name: Casanuova di Nittardi Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.

Varietal: Sangiovese 97%, Canaiolo Nero 3%

Soil: Soil of excellent depth, rich with stone and clay

Production: Fermentation in 10.5-ton stainless steel tanks, followed by nine months of aging in French tonneaux and a subsequent six months of bottle aging.

Profile: Vibrant ruby red, intensely redolent of ripe fruit and hints of licorice and spices, with well-rounded tannins and a long-lasting finish on the palate. Excellently suited to all variations of pasta and meat dishes. Best served at approx. 16° C (61° F).