Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico
If you drink much Chianti, you’ve probably run into Il Carbonaione, a delicious and vibrant Chianti made by the great Vittorio Fiore. It‘s his signature wine for the Poggio Scalette estate, which takes its name from the stone walls supporting the vineyards that appear very much like a series of steps. Fiore took over the estate in 1991, abandoned like much of old Chianti until the 80’s and 90s. These old vines represent the first planted after World War One, comprised of an older clone called Sangiovese di Lamole. But don't get the impression that the wines are Old School (not that there’s anything wrong with it, like Seinfeld used to say). The Poggio Scalette Chianti is super bright and very red fruits intense and speaks well of the great modernization of Chianti that has altered its hoary fortunes over the last decade or two.
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