This is the estate's top cuvée, a 100% Sangiovese single-vineyard wine from an ancient "round field" (campo cerchi) that enjoys a perfect southern exposure, at the junction of three steep valleys in Castellina. Aged 18 months in new barrique; just 3,000 bottles produced. A flood of black/red fruits on the nose; expansive, concentrated yet lively on the palate. A juicy, vibrant cherry finish lingers decadently; the marriage of wood and wine here is seamless. A very impressive effort.
"The 2004 Chianti Classico Campo Cerchi is Sangiovese made from the estate’s best vineyards and aged for 18 months in French oak. This is an elegant, refined beauty that flows with layers of dark cherries, leather, licorice, earthiness, tobacco and French oak. Medium in body, the wine reveals gorgeous length and a long, polished finish. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2019."
The Wine Advocate