It has a gentle side, with floral notes, sweet spices and scented wood yet it also has a darker side with a deep floral and and black ink, velvet tannins and terrific length. A blend of Sangiovese 95% and Canaiolo 5% aged for 20 months in Burgundian oak of which 20% of which is new.
The Azienda Agricola Il Borghetto do things differently in this most well-known and prestigious of Italian wine regions.
Led by owner and winemaker Antonio Cavallino, there is a determination to show the potential of the region. As a result he is at odds with the Consorzio of Chianti Classico over his methods and approach, with incredible results which shows that a little rebellion often pays off. With only a third of the 30ha estate under vine producing less than 1600 cases a year they are a small, but a bright thread in Chianti’s tapestry.