2022 Chianti, Fattoria di Calappiano, Tuscany, Italy

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There's a lovely velvety texture to this wine which is testament to the quality of the grapes and careful lees ageing process, as it undergoes no barrel ageing. There is ripe fruit in adundance, with classic notes of cherry and redcurrant. This is an exceptional Chianti at this price.

The Fattoria di Calappiano, in Vinci, in the territory of Montalbano, represents one of the historicalarchitectural treasures of the Medici family of Florence. It was built around 1500 on commission of Grand Duke Francesco I de ‘Medici Prince of Palazzo Vecchio, with the aim of creating one of the first examples of Tuscan Farm with wine production and a hunting reserve to cheer guests during their stay.
Later the farm was sold to the House of Habsburg-Lorraine, and in the nineteenth century Calappiano was nicknamed “Villa degli Inglesi” (English Villa), as it was bought by AH Savage Landor, nephew of the poet and scholar Walter Savage Landor, Shakespeare’s biographer , who was a painter, explorer, writer and an anthropologist. Inside the building you can still find paintings of faraway country peoples and many antiquarian finds, relics of his many trips to the East.
Today the Fattoria Calappiano is owned by the Sensi Family. It’s a place that contains history,tradition and passion for discovery and travelling.
These characteristics are very close to the company philosophy that, with a careful and respectful eye of the past and in love with art and beauty, looks forward to innovating and improving with a modern and international character. The Fattoria
di Calappiano of His Imperial Majesty is currently composed of about 200 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and woods and is protected by the authorities as a natural heritage site for the reproduction of the
local fauna. The Fattoria Calappiano is a laboratory of excellence where unique, territorial and innovative

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