“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. After this, maceration takes place on the skins for an average period of 25 days at an average temperature of about 26° Celsius. After completion of alcoholic fermentation, the wine performs malolactic fermentation and is then transferred to French oak barrels where it matures 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, the wine is intense with typical hints of ripe wild berries such as blackberries and raspberries, followed by spicy hints in which the tone of licorice predominates, accompanied by notes of chocolate.
Le Bandite is a full-bodied austere wine, with juicy tannins and fresh acidity with a long and expressive finish. This one is characterized by notes of blood orange in the finish that entice you to drink more.
This Chianti Classico Riserva from Lornano 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.”
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