Le Sommelier presents Il Palagio When We Dance Chianti DOCG 2018 at Vintages…
Tenuta Il Palagio, tucked seamlessly into Tuscany’s fertile and lush rolling hills, has been a vine growing and wine making estate since the 16th century. The peaceful 350 hectare sanctuary has been the summer home of Sting and Trudy Styler for more than two decades. Over that time, they’ve carefully restored the historic property’s vineyards and olive groves, as well as the main villa, and guesthouses, transforming the estate into a vibrant and fully functioning organic farm and vineyard. Befitting the property’s lineage, the couple worked with highly renowned consultants to help realize the vineyards’ true potential, including viticulturist Alan York, terroir scientist Pedro Parra, and winemaker Paolo Caciorgna.
Their 11 hectares of vineyards are biodynamically tended and certified organic for their three distinct red blends: When We Dance, Casino delle Vie, and flagship wine, Sister Moon. Message in a Bottle also incorporates fruit from neighbouring vineyards. Each blend was designed to encapsulate a different aspect of the property, and for them to share the story of their very special part of the world with others.
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In Tuscany, and particularly the Chianti area, when spring comes it is traditional to drink the wine from the last harvest. A charming everyday Chianti, named after Sting’s song When We Dance. 95% Sangiovese blended with Canaiolo and Colorino grapes, this is a glorious ruby red with a smooth palate. Fermentation and aging in stainless steel for six months.
Grape: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino
Region: Toscana, Italy
Price: $22.95 (per 750 mL bottle)
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