Wine Chianti Classico Casanuova di Nittardi DOCG, 2008
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Wine intense, bright ruby red color.
Concentrated taste of wine, enveloping, with a good balance between acidity and tannins, silky texture, long finish.
In an exciting, powerful aroma of the wine reveals notes of violets, shades of red berry fruit and subtle nuances of mineral, spice and forest motives.
The wine goes well with beef and veal, pizza, hot appetizers, meats and sausages.
Grapes for the "Chianti Classico Casanuova di Nittardi" grows in the Chianti region at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level in the so-called "Golden Triangle" - between San Donato, Panzano and Castellina. Planting density of 3000-5500 vines per hectare, yield - 43 hectoliters per hectare. Collected and carefully sorted grapes are sent to fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at a temperature of 28-30 degrees. After fermentation, the wine was aged 9 months in French oak barrels, and then at least another 6 months in bottle. Ageing potential Chianti Classico Casanova di Nittardi large enough and can reach 20 years.
The bottle is decorated with the image of a black rooster (Gallo Nero) - the emblem of the Chianti Classico producers association. In addition to the annual production of wine with a traditional label, produced a limited number of bottles with labels created by famous artists. This tradition has its origins in 1981. Since then, it was attended by artists such as Valerio Adami, Eduardo Arroyo, Elvira Bach, Friedensreich Gundertvasser, Horst Janssen, Paul Wunderlich, Yoko Ono and many others. Label to the vintage 2008 developed Nobel Prize-winning German writer, sculptor, painter and draftsman Gunter Grass. He portrayed a snail on a cluster of grapes, which is symbolic not only for the winery (according to the owner Nittardi, "Grass decided to play on the mythological motifs that for thousands of years"), but also for the writer - the snail was the heroine of his book "Aus dem Tagebuch einer Schnecke "(" From the Diary of a snail "), written in 1972.
Vineyards "Fattoria Nittardi" located on the border between Siena and Florence. It's not just the traditional wine growing region, but also the famous historical area. In the XII century it housed a defensive tower, called "Nectar Dei". In her honor Fattoria Nittardi has created one of their great wines. In the XVI century the area belonged Nittardi Michelangelo Buonarroti, who grew grapes and produced wine. In 1549 he wrote to his nephew Lionardo: "I would prefer two barrels of wine, not eight shirts". There he wrote that he had sent a few bottles of wine from Nittardi in Rome, as a "true gift to the Pope" - or rather, the Popes: Julius II and Leo X. Since 1982, the company "Fattoria Nittardi" belongs to the Frankfurt publisher and owner of an art gallery Femfertu Peter and his wife, Stephanie, a historian of Venice. Fattoria Nittardi owns 12 hectares of vineyards, 4 hectares of olive groves and 120 hectares of pristine forest. The vines are planted in Nittardi in the heart of Chianti Classico, at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level, on the south side of the hills. These hills are covered with oak trees that provide protection from cold winds.
The winery Fattoria Nittardi is a winery located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region with vineyards in Chianti Classico and Maremma. Nittardi Manor, located on the border between the provinces of Siena and Florence, was originally a defensive tower, known as early as 1183 under the name "Nectar Dei" ("Nectar of God"). In the 16th century it belonged to the painter of the Renaissance Michelangelo Buonarroti, who in 1549, drawing the Sistine Chapel, wrote to his nephew Lionardo: "I would prefer two barrels of wine, not eight shirts." Somehow the artist sent Nittardi's wine to Rome as "a real gift to Pope Julius II". Today, in honor of this tradition, the first bottles of Dei's nectar, the highest grade of vineyard Maremma
In 1982, the vineyard became the property of the Frankfurt publisher and gallery owner Peter Femfert and his wife Stephanie Canali, a historian from Venice. Stephanie and Peter rebuilt Nittardi step by step with love and care. Vineyards were transplanted, and in 1992 a modern cellar appeared in the estate. A competent team of wine enthusiasts was assembled, consisting of Carlo Ferrini, an oenologist consultant; Antonio Sporio, technical director; and Giorgio Comte, Commercial Director. The son of Stephanie and Peter, Leon Femfert, since early 2013 also works at the winery. So business became family. In 2012, Maremma also became the birthplace of Nittardi's first white wine: BEN, 100% Vermentin
As a tribute to Michelangelo, a unique combination of art and wine is still cultivated today in Nittardi. Every year a well-known artist draws a label, as well as wrapping paper used for bottles of Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa wine. The collection, which began in 1981, includes works by world-famous artists such as Hundertwasser, Corneille, AR. Penk, Mitoraja, Yoko Ono, Gunther Trass, Dario Fo and Carl Otto Goetz.
Not a single year has passed before the wines of Fattoria Nittardi were not awarded with high awards: Three Glasses - Gambero Rosso, Five Bottles - Vini d'Italia, 5 Stars - Decanter, and 90+ (max 94) points - Wine Spectator.