“The “Le Bandite” is named after a special vineyard of Lornano. This vineyard, with a unique terroir, is located at an altitude of 330 meters.”
Wine: Chianti Classico “Le Bandite”
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Region/area: Lornano (Tuscany)
Type: Dry red wine
Soil: Medium mix; sand, limestone & slate
Serving temperature: 16-18° C
Lay-up potential: No data available yet
The Sangiovese grapes are picked by hand between 10 and 20 October. The carefully destemmed grapes are then vinified in modern stainless steel tanks. With maceration on the skins for an average duration of 25 days at an average temperature of about 26° Celsius. Upon completion of fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and is then transferred to French oak barrels where it is aged for about 20 months. Finally, the wine matures for 6 months in the bottle.
Lornano’s Le Bandite has a bright and deep ruby red color.
In the nose it is intense and with typical ripe wild berries such as blackberries and raspberries, followed by spicy hints in which the note of licorice dominates, accompanied by notes of chocolate.
It is a full sober wine, with juicy tannins and a fresh acidity with a long and expressive aftertaste. It is characterized by notes of blood orange in the aftertaste that tempts you to drink more.
Lornano’s Chianti Classico Riserva goes well with hearty and spicy dishes and cheeses.
“Long ago, chianti was something in a carboy. You drank it in a pizzeria or shady college dorm. The bouquet was moldy, the taste poor, in the aftertaste you could taste burped pizza. The hangover was severe.
Nobody dared dream that there would ever be chanti like this. Chic tasting wine that is named after the vineyard. Unthinkable. Humans would be more likely to land on the moon, or have a pocket-sized computer, than there would be such Chianti.
And now look. Because this genteel chianti isn’t named after some crook. Le Bandite is the name of the vineyard. One vineyard, which gives character to the Sangioves grapes, which when picked beautifully ripe, give this rich full-bodied wine with its firm yet bite-sized tannins.”