This Chianti Classico is a veritable powerhouse when it comes to the Tuscan wine panorama. Created by the father-son team of Vittorio and Yuri Jurij, who are both highly regarded enologists, Carbonaione represents a single-vineyard wine and 100% Sangiovese grapes.
The grapes date back to over 80 years, possibly linked to those replanted after WWI, and are a rare example of plants containing the the original Sangiovese di Lamole clone originating in the Chianti Classico area. Carbonaione was conceived by Vittorio, credited as one of the protagonists of the Tuscan enology revitalization, thanks to years of study and analysis. The product represents the purity of Sangiovese in an extremely rich, elegant, and power expression of the Tuscan landscape.
The Sangiovese grapes grow in sandy, loam-rich, and rocky soil. It is fermented for 12 days and aged for 14 months in oak tonneux barrels. The result is a silky, refined Chianti Classico with notes of dark berries, spice, leather, and herb. For our 2015 JBF dinner it was paired with the stuffed rack of lam with rosemary, pecorino, honey, wild fennel flowers, violet potatoes, and pickled red onions.
For more information visit the winery website.