I Veroni Chianti Rufina Riserva Quona 2014  - Last Bottle

I Veroni Chianti Rufina Riserva Quona 2014

Need a blast of Tuscan sunshine, sunsets, magic and love in your life? Of course you do, we ALL do! QUONA RISERVA! Nearly 50% OFF?! Certified organic, racy, lip-smacking, rich and warm Chianti Rufina at its finest! We just wish we had more…

...anyway, if you get it, and we strenuously recommend that if you love I Veroni the way we do (glad we discovered them before they started getting all manner of critical acclaim!), here is the deal: 

When the box hits, skip happily like a child to your kitchen, get the corkscrew, tear open box with an-ti-ci-pa-tion and make the “pop” happen. Pour some into a glass and pour the rest into a decanter if you have one -- this is big complex stuff and it likes air. Marvel as the perfume fills your kitchen. Go chill in your favorite chair and SAVOR, and we mean SAVOR. So. Good. 

One of the very top Rufina estates, this wine is made by none other than super-consultant Andrea Paoletti (ever heard of rockstar Super Tuscans Ornellaia and Tignanello??!) and winemaker/agronomist Paola De Blasi --we are blown away to have it priced like this. Think brambly wild raspberries, dried cherry, black walnut, blood orange oil...then comes the toasty spices, not heavy-handed at all, just pure and bright and flavor-packed! SO GOOD! Get it -- while we have it!

In the Middle Ages the vineyard and farmland of I Veroni formed part of the extensive feudal estates, in the Arno valley, of the Conti Guidi family. At the beginning of the 20th century, it was bought by Carlo Malesci, whose family still own it today.

The name I Veroni is derived from the wide terraces surrounding the farm where many years ago tobacco leaf and grain from the Arno valley was dried. Today the farm lies in the Pontassieve Hills- the vineyards cover 15 hectares and 20 hectares are planted with olives.

Technical Details

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Appellation: Chianti Rufina
Varietal: Sangiovese
Vineyard: Vineyards in San Martin at Quona
Winemaker: Andrea Paoletti
Farming: Organic viticulture
Aging/Cooperage: Aged in French oak barrels for 16-18 months, before being bottled and stored for 8-10 months
Alcohol: 14.50%

About The Producer

Lorenzo Mariani is the 4th generation of his family to manage the I Veroni estate. His grandfather Umberto began bottling and selling his pure Sangiovese wine in 1957. Lorenzo began his involvement with the winery almost 40 years later, in 1996. With the assistance of enologist Andrea Paoletti, Lorenzo replanted 20 hectares of vines and introduced organic viticulture, which was certified in 2013.

I Veroni also has a large farm residence, the Pianottolo farmhouse. Today it offers lodging for tourists who wish to wish to stay in the countryside while visiting the Florence area.

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