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Chianti Classico Collection | CoNNection 2021 Spotlight: Le Masse

Estate: The Mugnaini family have tended to their vineyards and farm in Barberino val d’Elsa, south of Florence since the 1950’s. Over the years, the family was able to increase their vineyards to 26 hectares, occupying both Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Fiorentini appellations. In 2009, siblings Robin and Lea took over the estate, modifying family practices, adopting organic, biodynamic and low intervention methods [certified organic 2020].

Winemaking: Vines are 16-30+ years old in sandy marl soils, at about 370 meters in elevation. Hand-harvested, spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts without temperature control. Aged for at least 1 year in a combination of oak and steel, 100% Sangiovese, 13.5-14% alcohol depending on vintage.

Le Masse Chianti Classico DOCG 2016
Smoky minerality fuses with vivid strawberry, raspberry, cherry, Tuscan underbrush, backed by sticky tannins and fresh acidity. Cinnamon and dark berries linger between each sip. Well balanced with a lovely play between agility and robust flavours.

Le Masse Chianti Classico DOCG 2017
Mineral driven, with bright strawberry, cherry, rose petal, cinnamon and chalky tannins merging with a wisp of cedar and red fruit on the plush finish. Complex, sleek, refined.

Le Masse Chianti Classico DOCG 2019
Silky layers of blackberry, licorice, violet, cherry, earthy minerality, bright acidity over a frame of muscular tannins. Licorice and wild berries infuse the tangy finish. Intense, vibrant, focused.

Media event hosted by Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico.

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