Renzo Marinai, Conca d’Oro, Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany

Renzo Marinai’s estate is set against one of the most charming backdrops in the Chianti area, stretching over a hill overlooking the surrounding valleys and fields. The Cecione estate takes its name from the ancient Church of San Martino a Cecione, close to the Castle of Panzano, which dates back to the year 1600.

Renzo Marinai has managed the estate since 1996. The vineyard is organic and produces one of the great red wines of Tuscany, from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet.

After fermentation the wine spends a year is large oak botte, then a further three months in the bottle before release. Classical music plays throughout the cellars, and it’s always Mozart as there are no sudden bangs or crashes, says Renzo.  He admits to not being sure if it helps the quality of the wine, but he is certain that it doesn’t hurt.

Renzo Marinai Chianti Classico is a powerful, concentrated, focused and complex red and will evolve and improve for many years in the bottle.

€ btl / case
Chianti Classico 2015, DOCG 35/420

 

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