Vecchie Terre di Montefili, Chianti Classico, Gran Selezione, Vigna Vecchia 2016 (1.5L)
When New York businessman Frank Bynum befriended Nicola Marzovilla, the proprietor of I Trulli Enoteca in New York, the two men joked about escaping to Italy to make wine with their families. The joke soon became a serious plan. Frank involved his California friend Tom Peck Jr., and soon the three men put plan to action and acquired the ancient estate of Vecchie Terre di Montefili in the heart of Chianti Classico.
Today the winery produces some of the best Chianti you will find, with a classic expression accented by a modern twist. Winemaker Serena Gusmeri spends much of her time traversing the vineyards, and believes her project is first and foremost to understand each season, allowing the vintage to truly express itself in the glass. Her wines are elegant and bold, and the Chianti Classico that we have from her today is a perfect marriage of styles.
Ripe black marasca cherries jump from the glass, accented by a touch of sweet baking spice and a latent note of sandalwood. The full-bodied palate has a pleasant round weight with good acidity and tannin that shape this lustrous wine into the perfect food partner.