Dievole Novecento Chianti Classico Riserva 2018, DOCG, Italy

Sangiovese is the soul of Chianti Classico. It’s the grape that grows in the sun, caressed by the hilly breeze, which gives this outstanding wine its ruby red hue with rich cherry shades, intense flavors and fruity aromas, pleasing the mouth with unique smoothness. Novecento Chianti Classico Riserva was made to celebrate 900 years of history at Dievole. The story began all the way back in 1090, when, according to the contract conserved in the State Archives in Siena, ( two capons, 3 loaves of bread and 6 lucchesi coins forged from good silver) were paid as the annual rent for a vineyard in the “divine valley,” Dievole. Variety: 95% Sangiovese, 3% Canaiolo, 2% Colorino. Aged 17 months.