Tenimenti Mancini - Chianti "Podere Della Filandra" - 2016
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
The Winemaker "Intense and clean to the nose, it opens with very intense floral scents that are prolonged with an aroma of fresh red fruits. In the mouth it is soft, good sensation of warmth balanced by perfect freshness. The tannins are young but pleasant and well balanced by the body and freshness. Good olfactory taste persistence, after swallowing the aromas of red fruits immediately return."
The wine making history of the Mancini family begins at the end of the nineteenth century with the construction of the first winery in San Polo and the cultivation of the first vineyards of the Podere della Filandra. This continues with the subsequent acquisitions of the Tenute di Campriano and Muciafora, the most recent property. As early as 1926, the family became involved in the production of Chianti doc.
The Chianti region is located in Tuscany, that romantic area of central Italy known for its sweeping landscapes, burning hot sun and its wealth of art and food history. Like most other wines made in the Old World, Chianti derives its name not from the grape used to make the wine, which is Sangiovese, but from the region where it is made.
For a Chianti to be a Chianti, it must be produced in the Chianti region and be made from at least 80% Sangiovese grapes. While most Chiantis are 100% Sangiovese, some winemakers in the region like to blend the Sangiovese with a little Cabernet, Merlot or Syrah to soften the finish of the wine.