Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Dievole Petrignano Chianti Classico. The soul of our terroir.

Dievole Petrignano Chianti Classico (DOCG) 2019, 14% ABV.

RRP €38.95 Stockists: Wineonline.ie

More more than just a wine. The soul of our terroir.

This organic Chianti Classico from Dievole is more than just a wine; it's the "soul of our terroir," the producers proudly proclaim.  Living up to the name, this single-vineyard Sangiovese boasts a mid-to-dark ruby robe while the nose is

alive with ripe red cherry and blackberry, hinting at the juicy fruit flavours to come.

The palate delivers on that promise delightfully, bursting with those same dark fruits balanced by a welcome streak of fresh acidity. Fine tannins lend structure, leading to a very satisfying finish.  This full-bodied wine with a touch of spice is a perfect partner at the table or picnic.

Food Pairings:  Wine Folly suggests a plate of sliced prosciutto or pasta al pomodoro would be a classic match. Feeling adventurous?  Try Jane Anson's recommendation of grilled red peppers and chorizo soaked in olive oil.

A Storied Vineyard:  The name Dievole (meaning "God willing") dates back to 1090. Purchased by Alejandro Bulgheroni in 2012, the estate became certified organic in 2017. The Petrignano is made entirely from Sangiovese, their most widely planted grape.  After fermentation, the wine spends 13 months in large French oak barrels followed by 3 months in bottle before release.

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Pic via Dievole

High-Altitude Terroir:  The well-named Petrignano, a stony area with mineral-rich soils and limestone outcrops, sits at 335 meters above sea level. The producers clearly appreciate the unique character these elements impart to the grapes, resulting in a wine that truly embodies the soul of their terroir.

* This post is part of a series of Italian wines produced by usually small or medium-sized wineries, which are organic and made from native grapes. Taking some “guidance” here from the recently published VINO. Mightn’t always net the hat trick but hope to score two from the three each time. I have quite a few lined up but I’m happy to consider any suggestions or help. #OrganicItaly 

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