The grapes for Spalletti Chianti come from the Folonari family estate of TorCalvano in Montepulciano, from vineyards classified for Chianti Classico DOCG. This production is supplemented by other vineyards within the Chianti zone. Yields are kept low to encourage complexity and concentration in aromas and flavors. Fermentation occurs at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks with maceration. The wine is matured in large Slavonian oak casks. The aim is to preserve the wine’s overall “juicy” medium body, fresh berry aromas and crisp fruit character.
Wine Spectator2015 vintage
Critics Challenge Competition2013 vintage
The wine shows floral, spicy, crushed red cherry aromas and flavors, a medium body and good balance helped by fresh acidity.
Pairs well with hors d'oeuvres, poultry, cold cuts and other meats.
points of distinction
- A fresh, fruity style of Chianti with three months oak aging
- The perfect pizza and pasta wine—at the perfect price
about the grape +
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
Like the best food-friendly wines, Spalletti Chianti underscores the rich flavors found in the best Italian cuisine.