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2018 Strada al Sasso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

The Tenuta di Arceno estate covers 2,500 acres of rolling hills, lush green forests and ancient cypress trees with medieval stone buildings dating back hundreds of years. Strada Al Sasso is the flagship wine from this property. It is crafted from single vineyard, single block Sangiovese. This exceptional micro-cru was planted in 1998 and is located in a wind-swept corner of the estate.

This is another remarkable effort from the estate. This 100% Sangiovese showcases crème de cassis and crushed red plums that abound with a hint of saddle leather, cinnamon, Oolong tea and minerals. The tannins remain silky and polished. The acids are well integrated as you get the impression that this could be a New World wine, but you’re reassured that it is a truly a wine with the status of Gran Selezione. This is an elegant expression of Sangiovese from great terroirs.

By W Peter Hoyne

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