Maretti Chianti 2020

Maretti Chianti 2020

92 POINTS: Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

"Charming and elegantly lifted, the wine shows sweet cherry, toasted spice, walnut and subtle game characters on the nose, leading to a finely textured palate that delivers bright fruit flavours combined with savoury nuances, finishing long and delicately dry. A lovely expression. At its best: now to 2024."
– Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Chianti like this is so drinkable. The nose is vibrant with dark fruits and black olive complemented by a savoury amaro type complexity. Fresh on the palate, with fine grain tannins that ensures it ends dry but with impressive flavour.

2020 could well be one of the best vintages in recent memory. Due to the pandemic, it forced vignerons back into the vineyards to concentrate and put care into vine health. Beginning with a mild winter the growing season that followed was warm and dry. Spring was dry with showers before a hot dry summer pushed the fruit to ripeness. Although picking days were hot, the nights were cool preserving the aromatics and acidity in the grape.

Traditionally vinified in small open stainless-steel fermenters, controlled to 26 degrees, and hand plunged daily with fermentation lasting fifteen days. Following fermentation the wine is aged for just over twelve months in large seasoned (2,000 litres) oak casks before bottling and a further six months maturation before release.

Chianti remains one of the most lauded and long-lived wine regions in Italy specializing in the variety Sangiovese. This wine is sourced from a small grower in Chianti Rufina, one of the highest and coolest parts of the region resulting in wines that are quite granite rich with a mineral edge and fine acidity. Whilst the majority of the region’s vineyard owners still sell their fruit to large wineries and cooperatives, an increasing number are opting to make small amounts of wine themselves, selling directly under their own label such as Maretti.

ABV: 12.5%

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    Mary H.
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    6 months ago
    Chianti

    A great wine absolutely loved it i had actually never had it before thank you

    for the experience...Mary

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