San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015
The secret of this wine lies in high quality grapes from exceptional vineyards, driven by an intensive research programme, in particular by selection of the best naturally occurring clones.
A seriously complex, generous style of Chianti Classico produced from San Felice's oldest vines and best plots of Sangiovese (80%), with a mix of other native varieties from their experimental vitiarium, including Pugnitello,
Abrusco and Malvasia Nera.
A large estate, with 180 hectares of immaculately maintained vineyards in Castelnuovo Berardenga, which lies adjacent to its sister property Villa la Pagliaia. The wines at both are made by Leonardo Bellacini, a master of the 'non interventionist' approach, giving classic expressions of high quality Sangiovese, restrained and complex and with great balance and depth. The secret lies in high quality grapes from exceptional vineyards, driven by an intensive research programme, in particular by selection of the best naturally occuring clones. The resulting wines are understated but satisfying, unencumbered by new oak, Cabernet or flashy winemaking. Gran Selezione is a new classification for only the very best wines of Chianti Classico - and this wine, produced from San Felice's best plots of old vine Sangiovese, has been highly praised.