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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Fattoria di Piazzano

Piazzano Chianti

Tuscany :: Italy

http://www.fattoriadipiazzano.it/

Estate::

The estate is located in the hills of Empoli and traversed by the Rio di Camerata.  It has been in the Bettarini family since 1948.  In 1999, Ilaria and Rolando Bettarini took over the operations.  The consulting winemaker, Emiliano Falsini, is fast-gaining recognition for his work in Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia-Romagna, Basilicata, Piedmont and Sicily.  Fattoria di Piazzano wines are earning critical acclaim in leading wine publications in Italy and abroad.

Grape varieties::

Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo, Colorino and other indigenous red grapes from the estate 20%

Vinification::

Soft pressing. Maceration on skins for 3 weeks with pumping over the cap.  Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with native yeasts.

ageing::

Ageing in vitrified cement tanks. Further ageing in bottle for 4 to 5 months.

appearance::

Nice ruby red colour.

nose::

Ripe red cherry and floral notes.

taste::

Freshness, brightness and intensity in harmony with soft tannins.  Smooth, fresh with soft tannins.  Age up to 5 years comfortably.

Food pairing::

Antipasti, charcuterie.

% alc./vol. ::

13.5