2017 Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico

  • 100 pt Winemaking by Franco Bernabei (Fontodi, Banfi)
  • 92 Point Chianti Classico
  • Organically Grown Grapes
  • 93 Point Vintage, Wine Spectator
  • Free Shipping on 6 or More Bottles

About the Wine

Strengthened by the tradition of an ancient land, lulled by the placid Tuscan wind, this Chianti Classico finds its wise expression in a wine with an intense aroma, slightly spicy and pleasant on the palate. A sustainable label, born from the respect for the exceptional biodiversity of Villa Trasqua through the principles of organic cultivation.

Villa Trasqua is not merely a wine, but an experience that takes root in the heart of Tuscany.Located within the prized Chianti Classico region, Villa Trasqua unites the traditions of this ancient territory with the innovation of a more worldly outlook for more than fifty years.

Following organic methods of production, from the grape-growing to the vinification process, was the challenge posed and won by Hans Hulsbergen who, since 2001, has transformed Villa Trasqua from an ambitious project to an elite winery with a global perspective.

With the arrival of Franco Bernabei, who made the 100pt 2016 Fontodi Flaccianello, Villa Trasqua has thankfully returned to the US with fresh wines and critical praise.

Aging: A minimum of 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels of 5,000 liters

Tasting NotesSangiovese 80%, Merlot 10%, and Cabernet Sauvignon 10%. Lively ruby red color with purple reflections. The nose begins with floral hints of violet and fruity of ripe cherry and raspberry, followed by notes of sweet spices, such as vanilla and licorice. In the mouth, it is fresh with a pleasant tannin which makes it vibrant and dynamic. The flavor on the palate is fruity with aromas of cherry and blood orange. At the closing, it is tasty and pleasant.

Reviews

Dried cherries, peppercorns, grilled herbs, and potpourri on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins and fresh acidity. Deliciously earthy and savory. From organically grown grapes. Drink now. ~92 James Suckling