Full, juicy, ripe, classic Chianti. This Chianti Colli Senesi made is from Sangiovese and Canaiolo Toscano grapes with a medium period of maceration, Chianti Colli Senesi Innocenti is a little gem.
It is great to find a rustic uncompromising Sangiovese at such a reasonable price. A lovely meaty style of Chianti with flavours of spicy ripe cherries, roasted herbs, leather and liquorice. The palate is full and juicy, with great depth and complexity. This wine is a great match for food, from garlic-rubbed steaks to sage-marinated pork, or herby, fennel sausages.
The Innocenti estate lies between Montepulciano and Montefollonico and consists of about 32 hectares of which 12 are vineyard. The estate is situated between 330 and 350 metres above sea level on medium-textured clay soils of Pliocene origin. Steeped in history, the cellar buildings date back to end of the 13th century, are in the small, well-preserved medieval town of Montefollonico. Most of the estate is dedicated to Sangiovese, although some Canaiolo Toscana is also found here and used in the blend. Whilst not one of our natural wineries per se, they embody traditional Tuscan wines, rather than pandering to international markets.