If you have ever visited the Chianti region in Tuscany you would know that it is an area of incredible natural beauty, made up of rolling hills covered in vineyards, olive groves, picturesque villages and medieval castles and churches. Life seems to happen at a much slower pace, where natives prefer a more traditional way of life; working outdoors in nature, cooking homemade dishes from regional produce, spending time with the family and knowing all the locals on a first name basis.
Perched on the hills between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiani in the South of the Siena Province lies the La Cignozza estate. It is run by the Del Buoni family, with Roberto "the father" at the helm. Although La Cignozza was only officially founded in 1997, the family has been linked to winemaking for generations. That being said, Roberto has always told us that he became a winemaker simply because of his love for the land, as opposed to his family history or the business potential. Finding someone with such a genuine and sincere energy for what they do can be somewhat of a rarity these days, and it's an absolute pleasure to be able to experience that passion in a glass.
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2013 Chianti, La Cignozza
WAS £10.50/bottle NOW £8.50/bottle
Lively ruby red in colour with a delicate aroma of violet flowers. A touch of leather and herbs on the palate, all held in balance by pure red fruits. Slightly savoury, supple, and extremely persistent. A perfect Chianti.
85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Mammolo
2011 Chianti Riserva, La Cignozza
WAS £13.80/bottle NOW £11.00/bottle
Complex and intense aromas of roasted plum, liquorice, raspberry and vanilla. Full, soft and harmonious, with muscular but well-integrated tannins. Very well-balanced with a long finish. Highly recommended!
80% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo
Thérèse and Alyssa
Genesis Fine Wine Team
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