Retromarcia Chianti Classico Docg 2009 – Monte Bernardi

Retromarcia Chianti Classico

Retromarcia is a Chianti Classico made from Sangiovese (95%), Merlot (3%) and Canaiolo Nero (2%) grapes. A large proportion of the grapes come from vineyards consisting of shale (Galestro), limestone (Alberese) and sandstone (Arenaria-Calcare-Pietraforte), and are, on average, ten years in age. The vinification and maturation is reminiscent of a more traditional style Chianti Classico; the result is a fresh and fruity, medium-bodied, well-balanced wine, with a nice structure, juicy acidity and a long finish.

The Italian word Retromarcia has come to mean more to us than its literal translation “to back up” or “to reverse”; ever since we arrived in Panzano, it has been our aim to produce intensely typical and expressive wines from Tuscany’s historic zone – Chianti Classico. With the name Retromarcia, we are emphasizing a return to the natural elegance and charm of Sangiovese.

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  1. Jancis Robinson – A cut above superior (17/20 pts) – 2009 vintage

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