Volpaia Il Puro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

Volpaia Il Puro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

Castello di Volpaia
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Volpaia Il Puro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2016

Year: 2016

Hot year since May with phenological phases 10 days earlier than average. The month of July was very hot (the hottest ever recorded in Italy) and dry, causing a slight water stress on the vines which favoured the start of ripening. Temperatures remained high throughout the month of August and September, but some rainy days during this period guaranteed the grapes to reach early maturation of exceptional quality.

Color: intense ruby ​​red.
Perfume: elegant and intense with notes of vanilla, cocoa and fruit in alcohol.
Taste: wine of great structure destined to a long aging

Vini buoni d’Italia: 96 points
luca Gardini: 96 points
jancis Robinson: 17.5
Vinous Galloni: 94+ points
suckling: 94 points
veronelli: 94 points
decanter: 92 point
Wine Enthusiast: 91 points
Il Puro from Casanova Vineyard.
100% indigenous vines
100% Sangiovese grapes
100% organic
100% Chianti Classico

Orientation: South-Southeast
Altitude: 1,538-1,627 FASL
Area: 1.26 Ac
Density: 2,200 Vines/Ac
100% Sangiovese
Vineyard's Attaching: Guyot
Ground: Sandstone
History of wine

Il Puro - Casanova: Volpaia’s commitment to Sangiovese’s biodiversity.
As far back as 1943, Volpaia‘s Campo di Berto was populated with indigenous Sangiovese vines.
While today these vines may be considered old and short-stemmed, free from American rootstock, they represent a unique genetic heritage that survived the devastating phylloxera’s epidemic of the 1970s.