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Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico 2010

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby red in color. The wine opens on black cherry and forest fruit-led fragrances mingling with flower-like aromatics and very sweet spiciness. Initial depth, roundness and a glycerine mouthfeel take you into a full, pulpy mid-palate and a finish again dominated by fruit and spice sweetness.

Excellent with grilled meats, such as thin-sliced "tagliata" of Chianina beef, or game, such as pheasant with truffle stuffing, and an intriguing accompaniment for mature cheeses.

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Blue flower, moist soil, black berries and leather lead the nose on this vibrant blend of 80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. The savory palate doles out black cherry, red currants, white pepper, clove and a hint of mocha alongside velvety tannins and fresh acidity.
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Lamole di Lamole draws its name and its character from the enchanting valley first discovered and cultivated by the Romans, and where these fine Chianti Classico wines were born. Selected from exclusive lines of grapes, shaped by the valley’s unique microclimate, and crafted in the cellars of an ancient castle, the wines of Lamole di Lamole offer exceptional flavors that complement the finest traditional meals and which only get better with age. 

Since the 1800s, the Lamole valley has been renowned as one of the “cradles” of fine Chianti. Our winery is named after this valley and its history is just as revered. The historical Lamole di Lamole stone walls were rebuilt into the hillsides in the 1990s. These terraces, made from the local Macigno del Chianti rock, absorb and reflect the sun’s rays during the day and release heat during the night, so to provide the warmth that the vines need through the growing season. 

The Lamole di Lamole vineyards in the hills of Chianti Classico are planted at some of the highest elevations of the region (1600 feet above sea level). The warm Tuscan sun and ventilation at these altitudes ensures even ripening and prevents dehydration in the grapes.

The estate grows the native Chianti grape varieties (sangiovese, canaiolo, malvasia nera and trebbiano toscano, the latter reserved for its Vinsanto) and several international ones, such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and alicante.

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One of the first wine regions anywhere to be officially recognized and delimited, Chianti Classico is today what was originally defined simply as Chianti. Already identified by the early 18th century as a superior zone, the official name of Chianti was proclaimed upon the area surrounding the townships of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole, just north of Siena, by Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany in an official decree in 1716.

However, by the 1930s the Italian government had appended this historic zone with additonal land in order to capitalize on the Chianti name. It wasn’t until 1996 that Chianti Classico became autonomous once again when the government granted a separate DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) to its borders. Ever since, Chianti Classico considers itself no longer a subzone of Chianti.

Many Classicos are today made of 100% Sangiovese but can include up to 20% of other approved varieties grown within the Classico borders. The best Classicos will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and be full-bodied with plenty of ripe fruit (plums, black cherry, blackberry). Also common among the best Classicos are expressive notes of cedar, dried herbs, fennel, balsamic or tobacco.

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