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Paul Adams Fine Wines Ltd, Coombe Farm Barn, Coombe Lane, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 6NU, United Kingdom.

Chianti Classico Riserva, Casanuova di Nittardi,

Chianti Classico Riserva, Casanuova di Nittardi,

Fattoria Nitardi is a traditional wine growing estate, situated in the centre of Tuscany between Florence and Siena. The old wine estate used to be a strong hold tower and was first mentioned as “Nectar Dei” in the 12th century.

During the 16th century it belonged to Michelangelo Buonarroti who grew his own vines. The quality of the wine was so impressive that Buonarroti sent several bottles of Nittardi to Rome as a “dono genuino” as is written in the letters he sent to his illustrious patrons, Popes Julius II and Leo X.

Today, 12 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and 100 hectares of unspoilt woods encircle the Nittardi Estate. It lies in the middle of idyllic protected countryside and is 8 km from the nearest village, Castellina in Chianti. The vines at Nittardi grow on an ideal site right in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, at about 450m above sea level on the south side of a range of hills. These hills are covered with oak trees that offer protection from the cold winds.

In these past years Nittardi Riserva was not only awarded the 3 Glasses of Gambero Rosso but also the 5 Star Decanter Award and the highest valuation by the Grand Jury Européen; it was also judged by I Vini d’Italia as best Chianti Classico of its year, with the 5 Bottle title of Vino dell’Eccellenza.

Region: Tuscany, Italy
Grape: 75 to 90% sangiovese
Producer:- Casanuova di Nittardi
Vintage: 2010
Style: Medium bodied red
Price is for a 75cl bottle
Min order 70 UK Mainland Delivery 2/3 days Charge 7.95 (Free over 200)

Price: 37.45