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Bibbiano Vigna del Capannino Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2019 £46.87
Bibbiano Vigna del Capannino Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
Bibbiano is owned by the brothers Tommaso and Federico Marrocchesi Marzi. It is one of the oldest estates in the Chianti Classico belonging to the same family. Their philosophy is based on responsibility and consistency. Responsibility for what they do for the earth, for the area and for the unique wines; consistency in following one’s vocation, respecting the nature of the territory and family traditions.
Bibbiano is located in the historic area of Chianti, in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti, and overlooks Val d’Elsa in the direction of the castle of Monteriggioni, in an area where vine cultivation has Etruscan and later Latin origins. On the edge of this immense natural and human heritage, since 1865 the family has continued the cultivation of vineyards and olive trees with passion, making it alive, modern and up-to-date thanks to an entrepreneurial tradition that has been handed down from father to son, and which has now reached the fifth generation.
Made with 100% Organic Sangiovese grapes, this shows intense ruby red, garnet hues with cherry, sour black cherry, ripe red fruits with hints of underbrush and spice. Tense structure accompanied by lively freshness and persistent flavour. Produced with Sangiovese grapes grown on the Montornello exposure; if the summer is cool and rainy this wine’s structure is diluted and develops a more ample complexity.
94 Points Robert Parker
The organic 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Capannino is a second careful single-vineyard selection from this leading estate based in Castellina in Chianti. I love the broad intensity of this wine and all the velvety cherry, blackberry and plum it awards. There is a pleasing, almost decadent quality to this wine, yet it remains elegant and within the more constrained framework of Sangiovese. That means it shows good depth and freshness too.