The Chiappini farm is located in the beating heart of the Bolgheri DOC area, on the Via Bolgherese, where some of the main wineries in the area are located. The family of owners is the story of a family of farmers from the Marche who immigrated to the area around the 1950s; the first important point of reference was Giovanni Chiappini, who is now supported by his two daughters Martina and Lisa. The company has grown hand in hand with the denomination, and today various labels are produced with respect for the vineyard and nature, including Bolgheri-style cuts and pure expressions of the same vines. The company was born in the years in which Bolgheri was far from the modern conception of a wine place and in fact mainly vegetables and other foodstuffs were grown; today the company includes 27 hectares of property, 15 of which are planted with vineyards, which make possible an annual production of 80,000 bottles. The company has been organic since 2010.
Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Produced for the first time in 2000, the grapes are harvested manually in crates but at different times depending on the achievement of maturity for the different varieties. The grapes are destemmed and pressed upon arrival in the cellar and sent for alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel thanks to indigenous yeasts naturally present on the skin of the grapes. The refinement takes place in used French oak barriques for 12 months, with a few more months in the bottle before being placed on the market.
At sight the wine is an intense ruby red color with a garnet edge. On the nose, notes of ripe red fruit such as cherry, blackberry, blueberry and blackcurrant, dried violet, with herbaceous and vegetal hints and a hint of minerality. Spice bouquet present of vanilla, black pepper and roasting. On the palate the wine is soft, broad and alcoholic, with good body and structure; closed by minerality, bright but elegant tannins and a fresh final acidity. Intriguing ending.
Chiappini Felciaino is an incisive and well-complex Bolgheri DOC, suitable for pairing with structured first courses with meat or game sauce or with second courses always based on meat and game. Ideal with a selection of seasoned and savory cheeses.