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Sasso Lupaio Chianti

Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Chianti, Tuscany

13.5 Alcohol

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Like many Old World wineries, Camperchi has a rich and fascinating history. Located in Civitella in Val di Chiana, nestled in the Tuscan hills, this picturesque winery takes its name from an ancient legend that tells of a temple erected on their soils, dedicated to Hercules. The wines produced here exhibit the essence and qualities of Hercules, specifically his greatness and vigour. Thriving in rocky terrain, the vast vineyards are densely planted and South facing, allowing the grapes to absorb the most sunlight possible and ensuring exceptional fruit ripening. Of Camperchi's 140 hectares, just 22 are planted to vines, and each individual vineyard demonstrates its own unique personality, and so all have been affectionately named. The most important native crops among these are the Sangiovese vineyards, named Il Moro, Morcaggiolo, Camperchi and Vigna Vecchia. Brand new to Canada, there is limited availability and distribution of this wine. Serve at 16 C before 2020.

How it looks

Raspberry red throughout, with ruby red edges and a dark violet core.

How it smells

Classic Chianti nose! Savoury herbs - thyme, sage and rosemary backed up tart cherries and red plums. There's hints of sundried tomatoes and maraschino cherry with a rustic earthiness in the background. Fresh and youthful with a delicate violet floral note.

How it tastes

Out of the gate we are met with flavours of tart cherries, plums and a tea leaf-like herbal-ness. The structure and backbone of Sangiovese is present along with layers of spices and tomato-esque acidity. The 20% shared between Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon give a plummy, cassis, and dark fruit notes. Tannins are well integrated with a tingly, drying gum sensation. Body is on the lighter side of medium making it an easy weeknight star.

Recommended food pairing

You've heard 'pizza & pasta' pair perfect with your Chianti? Well it is true, the solid acidity and tart cherries love rustic tomato sauce. So why not try an eggplant parmesan or stuffed mushrooms.

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2015Sasso Lupaio Chianti

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