Casa Emma, Chianti Classico Riserva, Vignalparco

Italy · Italy · Tuscany · Chianti Classico
This wine is made from one block of vines at the north of the estate where there are super-ripe grapes on account of the southern exposure and higher altitude. The label is a homage to their flock of 70 geese who fertilize the vines.
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Body Medium - Full
Sweetness 1/10
Tannins 3/10
Casa Emma
Casa Emma was the country home of Florentine Noblewoman, Emma Bizzari. The house and its small surrounding land was used as a municipal farm until she sold it in 1973 to Fiorella Lepri and her family. Then began the project to turn the land to focus on the production of grapes and wine in one of the most traditional appellations in the world. Chianti was still under a cloud at this time as there was so much wine unfit for use but with her son, Alessandro, and some dedicated advisors and friends, Fiorella made excellent wines from the outset. In part, this was easy: Casa Emma is a small vineyard area of around 21 hectares that is rectangular in shape and forms a natural bowl in the landscape at 420 metres above sea level. These topographical facets allow for prime viticultural conditions making good grapes the norm rather than the exception. Fast-forward to today and very little has changed. It is still the Chianti Classico that is their flagship and the land hasn't changed much at all. Now in organic conversion, perhaps the biggest addition to the vines has been a family of geese who have been introduced to provide their own natural fertilizers. The Chianti Classico is an outstanding example of the region's style: medium-bodied and layered, it doesn't follow the international trend of lots of new oak and heavy extraction, rather, there is elegance, finesse and length that is so important in matching the local Tuscan cuisine.
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  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • Size 750ml
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Ageing Vessel Oak Barrels
  • Months Ageing 12 Months