Nunzi Conti Chianti Classico 2019
Sangiovese Blends | Italy
Nunzi Conti is our all-time favorite Chianti Classico, especially in the off-the-charts 2019 vintage! At the best price in the country, it simply does not get better from this heart-and-soul-warming Tuscan region. UNDER $17? Unreal...
What a score at this AMAZING price. Direct from Italy and ready to blow your wine-loving mind! We love this wine (of course) and the Nunzi family’s beautiful Tuscan dream farm, replete with every magical postcard image of the Italian wine country you ever saw (watch out for the goats, pigs, chickens, and more). The CELLAR – seriously, it dates back to the 1400s! Just a fantastic little find – truly amazing.
The wine is soul-warming, Tuscan daydream-inducing ambrosia, redolent of coral cherries, sweet rhubarb, red plums, dried flowers, pomegranate, and a touch of blood orange. This sangiovese is rich, beautifully fresh, and harmonious. UTTERLY delicious in every way – not to mention THE PRICE! Load up and enjoy this while you can...we’re almost out!
Fun Facts About the Black Rooster: The rooster on the neck of a Chianti bottle is the distinguishing mark that the wine was produced in the Chianti Classico region. The story begins during the middle ages, after years of a bloody war between the republics of Florence and Siena over control of the Chianti region. One knight was chosen from each side to ride the main road, heading out from their respective cities at the first crowing of the rooster. Where they met would be where the boundary was drawn. The Sienese chose to be woken by a white rooster that they pampered and fed well, while the Florentines chose a black rooster, half-starved and ornery. The Florentine’s rooster crowed well before dawn and, as such, their knight got a serious head start. He met the Sienese knight just outside of the town of Siena, and the Florentines controlled a huge amount of land as a result. The black rooster was never hungry after that and has stuck as the symbol of Chianti Classico ever since.
About the Producer
Founded by Gualtiero Nunzi in the late 1800's who moved to Florence to pursue his fortune and passions. When Gualtiero passed, he left his estate to his eldest son, Antonio, who carried on the family tradition with the same dedication of his father. Antonio strongly believed in the area's terroir for growing vines and making wines. He was one of the founders of the Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico Gallo Nero. Gualtiero Armando took over the helm of the winery from his brother after WW2 and became one of the key figures in the history of both the family winery and the local wine industry. He was made Vice-President of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico and held the role of President between 1994 and 1997. Gualtiero Armando planted new vineyards, purchased more land, and built a profitable and efficient winery whilst respecting the beauty and nature of the extraordinary countryside of the Chianti hills. Today, the Nunzi Conti family estate is run by his son Maurizio and grandchildren Antonio and Isabella. They are assisted by wine-maker Giampaolo Chiettini.
- Blend80% Sangiovese and other red grapes
- WinemakerGiampaolo Chiettini
- AppellationChianti Classico
- Aging/Cooperage50% in stainless tanks, 50% in wooden barrels for least 8 months followed by minimum 3 months aging in the bottle
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