"Lustrous mid ruby. Classic, deep cherry nose with a hint of leaves and a touch of cinnamon bark. Great length and rich, grainy tannins. 17/20 points. (WS)"
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Importer: Dating back to 1316, this beautiful little borgo has not only an important place in winemaking history, but in the history and development of the region in general, due to it’s strategic location during the ever-lasting fuedal wars between Siena and Florence. Visiting the estate is like stepping back in history, with little changed over the centuries, and with the ancient ‘torre’ still standing proudly over the Villa and other remaining buildings. What has changed is the wine maker, and how the vines are grown. Sergio Lo Jacono took over the wine-making and running of the estate in 2002, and before agreeing and signing a contract with the owners, he insisted that the estate be converted to 100% organic farming. The cellar has also remained the same, except for the fact that the wines are now made with natural yeasts. The cellar is still filled with cement tanks and old botti where the chianti is aged. La Torre Alle Tolfe is a well polished, and cared for version of the rustic chianti that we used to know and love. The estate sits within the confines of Chianti Colli Senesi, and with the 2013 vintage will be labeled as such. We needed a simple, well made and natural chianti to sit beside our benchmark Pacina, and we found him.