Villa Montepaldi is a fabulous renaissance property, once owned by Leonardo di Medici consisting of 300 hectares of vineyards and olive groves that is now owned by The University of Florence, and doubles as the field station for the Oenology department. It is run as a non-profit organisation and, as such, the wines are phenomenally good value. The winemaking is overseen by Italy’s leading consultant in Carlo Ferrini and the wines themselves are traditional in style with beautiful violet aromas bursting with cherry fruit. Delicious in thier relative youth, the fabulous Chiantis from this property benefit hugely from their time in bottle.
The classy 2018 is drinking beautifully with fruit, spice and acidity in perfect harmony.
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