Luminous ruby with a bright core. Fragrant, inviting nose of ripe cherries, a hint of raspberry, rose hip and light spice. On the palate clear, juicy and excellently balanced, medium-weight and elegant, it is already excellent to drink.
Project Chianti 2000
The Chianti 2000 Project was initially designed by the Consorzio in 1987 to modernize viticulture in the region and improve the quality of future wines. … To measure the agronomic behaviour in the vineyard and enological value of selected indigenous red grapes already used in Chianti production. The enologists conducted experiments with multiple low yielding clones (the old clones were overly productive as the grapes were nearly worthless anyway) and tighter spacing in the vineyards. The implementation of their findings results in a new age of Chianti, wines that are fabulously fruity, aromatically sophisticated, and beautifully balanced. A handful of young vintners paid close attention to the work being done by Chianti 2000. And while most Chianti continues to age prematurely and lacks concentration, one new estate, planted almost entirely to the new clones is putting out wines that should close the doors of the old school. That estate is Aljoscha Goldschimdt’s Corzano e Paterno.
Forget the pale reds of the past, Chianti from this estate has evolved into a wine that combines the structure of Bordeaux with the aromatic intensity and complexity of Burgundy, infused with aromas of Tuscan herbs, and a slightly sour cherry and raspberry edge. And where 10 years ago producers would often look to Cabernet to add backbone or to Merlot for softness, now they’re able to achieve similar results by growing a number of different clones of Sangiovese