Surrounded by the famous vineyards of Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino, lies the Tenimenti Andreucci Winery. The particular sun exposure and winds, together with the almost complete absence of fog, give the wines a unique taste and aroma - a very good terroir for the typical red wines of the region like the Chianti. The winery was founded in 1794 and is now in the hands of Flavio Andreucci who runs the production. The combination of old traditions and new techniques and innovation brings out extraordinary wines. Tenimenti Andreucci is in fact one of the top addresses of the area when it comes to Chianti.
Our wine of the month of august is from Tenimenti Andreucci: the Chianti "Costavecchia" . It is a Chianti made out of 100 % Sangiovese, one of the most important grape varieties of the Toscana region and all of Italy.
The Sangiovese for the Chianti Costavecchia grows in vineyards around Pienza and Montepulciano (Siena), on alkaline soils which give a balanced acidity to the wine. It matures for 12 months in big wooden barrels in order to become typically suo fruity, with a structured taste and body. The ruby red color is intense and gives the wine a certain elegance, together with the aroma of red fruit and berries. It pairs well with red meat, sausages and venison or cheese - therefore perfect for summer BBQs as well.
You canorder this Chianti Costavecchia online in our online wine boutique www.enoselezione.com.