Chianti Classico 300th anniversary

The heart of the Chianti Classico region - Nittardi Winery

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Nittardi

Nittardi is a boutique winery situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, with vineyards in Chianti Classico and the Maremma.

The Nittardi Estate, on the boundary between the provinces of Siena and Florence, was originally a defensive tower known as early as 1183 by the name of “Nectar Dei” (The Nectar of the God). In the 16th century, the vast property belonged to the Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti who, in 1549, while painting the Sistine Chapel, wrote to his nephew Lionardo: “I’d prefer two casks of wine rather than eight shirts.” On that same occasion, Michelangelo also sent Nittardi wine to Rome as a “genuine gift to the Pope Julius II”. Today, in honour of that tradition, every year the first bottles of Nectar Dei, the top wine from the Maremma vineyards, are presented to the Pope.

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Nittardi Chianti Classico Riserva

Nittardi Riserva Selezionata is released only in the best years. This special selection is grown on the southern slope of the hillside Vigna Alta, at almost 500 m (1,640 ft.) above sea level.
This Vino da Meditazione combines the best aspects of the Nittardi terroir with the philosophy of our oenologist Carlo Ferrini. Internationally respected wine guides such as Gambero Rosso, Vini d’Italia, Decanter and Wine Spectator regularly give Nittardi Riserva the highest of ratings.

2008 Nittardi Chianti Classico Riserva

Varietal: Sangiovese 95%, Merlot 5%

Soil: Soil of medium depth, rich with schist-like galestro and albarese stones

Production: Fermentation in 10.5-ton stainless steel tanks, followed by 24 months of aging in French barrique and tonneaux and a subsequent six months of bottle aging.

Profile: Deep ruby red, intensive notes of ripe fruit and hints of vanilla and chocolate on the nose; silky tannins, complex, full and balanced on the palate. Excellently suited to meat dishes, roast lamb, wild boar and ossobuco. Best served at approx. 18° C (64.5° F); uncork and decant 2 hours before serving.


2009 Awards

Gambero Rosso: 3 Bicchieri

The Drinks Business: 95+ Points

James Suckling: 93 Points

Jancis Robinson: 17.5 Points


2010 Awards

Livets Goda: 93 Points

Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points

James Suckling: 92 Points

Decanter: 18 Points


2011 Awards

Gambero Rosso: 3 Bicchieri

The Drinks Business: 95+ Points

James Suckling: 93 Points

Jancis Robinson: 17.5 Points

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