2016 Nittardi Casanuova di Nittardi "Vigna Doghessa" Chianti Classico DOCG
Rich ruby red color. Intense red fruit character – ripe cherries and plums dominate, with interesting notes of garrigue and white pepper. The palate has a beautifully elegant and juicy structure with an important tannic backbone that gives length to the wine and will make it age gracefully. This is an important wine that can be served with different types of food. I would love to drink it to a traditional Ossobuco in Bianco or to a Peposo dell’Impruneta. Best served at approx. 16° C
With each vintage, a new piece of original artwork is displayed on the front label of this wine. The 2016 Chianti Classico Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa depicts a sketch of two grape clusters, and I think this is my favorite label so far. This wine offers beauty that is more than skin (or front label) deep. This vintage reveals a very precise and sharp quality of fruit with bright cassis and wild blueberry. The mid-weight mouthfeel is lean and crisp.