2018 Cantina Giardino Bianco Chianzano

Highly Rated
Cantina Giardino |Campania |Coda di Volpe
A complex and captivating skin-contact blend from Cantina Giardino, Italy's masters of the wild and wonderful.

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From the Campania region of Italy comes another wonderful effort from Cantina Giardino. Very much a local blend, consisting of about two-thirds Coda di Volpe and one-third Greco di Tufo, from organically farmed vineyards, some young and some old.

A six day maceration to kick things off before part of the juice goes into chestnut botti and the rest into amphora for fermentation and maturation. Left completely alone for 18 months and then bottled as is.

Despite the short extraction, plenty of colour here, well and truly in the 'orange' spectrum. An array of aromas ranging from citrus and stonefruit right through to dried herbs and nuttiness. Plenty of texture yet still refreshing and energetic, this is one to sit down with, ponder and deeply enjoy.

This vintage is a blend of coda di volpe bianco and greco from Montemarano, which has a very different type of soil to that of the Greco di Tufo zone, mostly calcareous marl with limestone and clay. Five days maceration on skins then part goes to chestnut botti and part into amphora. A bit more rustic than the 2019s but an absolute pleasure to drink.

Region: Campania, Italy
Blend: Coda di Volpe (70%), Greco di Tufo (30%)
ABV: 12.50%
Closure: 750ml
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95 Points - "Coda di volpe and greco in a blend that sees four days on skins.
Deep orange colour. Sweet, stone fruit scents with whiffs of dried leaves, salted peanuts, juniper. Deeply flavoured but very, very fresh, very chewy texture with fine, silty tannins. Complex, serious, so good, so very detailed, such an excellent ‘experience’ wine while being so very compelling to drink. Wonderful." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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