History of our Chianti
The earliest document of the sale of Chianti in the Fattoria dei Barbi archives is dated 1817. Montalcino is part of the territory where Chianti can be produced. Here and in vineyards rented in other areas of Chianti Senese, Fattoria dei Barbi grows the grapes for this wine in order to keep alive a centuries-old tradition. The blend is no longer the classic Chianti mixture, which calls for the use of white grapes, but is what could be called “modern classic,” 90% Sangiovese and the rest other red Tuscan grapes, above all Canaiolo, Colorino, and Ciliegiolo. It is a pleasant wine that goes down easily, meant to be drunk young. It pairs well with typical Tuscan first courses like the hearty bread soup called Ribollita or the hand-rolled pasta called pinci, and with white meats, cold cuts, and medium-aged cheeses.
What is our Chianti?
The area of Montalcino is also included in the denomination of “Chianti delle Colline Senesi” and the Colombini family has produced Chianti since last century. The grapes come from local vineyards and they are: 90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% other red grapes.
Brilliant ruby red. Very
fruity and lively bouquet. The taste is vinous
with a good balance between tannins and
acidity. Delightful aftertaste.
Capacity of ageing