Producer: Carlesi Zucconi, Fattoria Il Piano
Region: San Gimignano, Tuscany
Grape variety: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Food pairing: Grilled meats, mature cheeses
15.5% abv 75 cl Cork sealed
A full bodied Chianti of this region, matured for 12 months in French oak, expressing the cherry tones and Asian spice of the Sangiovese grape. Firm and flavoursome, the Merlot softens the tanins and adds a plummy note. Classically quite high in alcohol (15.5%).
Dating back to 1925 the winery overlooks the hills of San Gimignano is the Tenuta Il Piano “The Plain”, with its panoramic views of San G’s Medieval Towers. The soil comprises of Limestone under a great base of Sandstone with a mix of rich minerals, which creates perfect acidity and structure in the Carlesi Zucconi wines.
A real ‘food’ wine. To drink at its best, decanting is advised if time allows, giving a soft velvety red!