2017-C La Lupinella Chianti DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (750ml)
A Monthly Wine Club Selection
The Lupinella estate was purchased in 1977 by Vittoriano Bitossi, heir of the Maiolica Ceramic artist, Guido Bitossi. The vineyards are managed organically with a deep respect for the environment and the natural expressions of the native grape varietals grown therein, along with a curiosity and a desire to innovate.
Playing with tradition and modernity—if you will—by following the Bitossi family’s innate artistic inclinations and the gifts of the land. A Chianti with a strong territorial profile exhibiting a cherry red robe with scents of dries strawberry, brambly rose mand fennel seed. The palate abounds with red fruit, dried cranberry, a touch of licorice and hint of band-aid. The finish long, juicy and very balanced, with lots of structure and dusty tannin.