2018 Mansalto La Commenda Chianti

Chianti, Italy

Juicy, savoury and succulent Chianti from a new face in traditional Tuscan winemaking.


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About The Wine

Mansalto's winery might be new, but the 14th century estate it's located on is anything but! This wine is all about marrying the traditional tastes and textures of Chianti with up-to-date winemaking, with absolutely delicious results.

After hand-picking the wine undergoes fermentation and nine months ageing in concrete. A light touch in the winery means that there's no use of oak and minimal additions used along the way. It's a dusty, spicy, and red-fruited wine perfect for rustic Italian fare!

Ripper Sangiovese from a producer making it in the clasicc Chianti style.

About Mansalto

Sourcing fruit from the Siena and Arezzo provinces of Tuscany, Mansalto is one of the newer faces in Chianti, but their heritage goes all the way back to 1310, when the estate was first founded.

Purchased in 2012 by a team of winemakers passionate about returning Chianti's wine to its traditional roots, the estate now dedicates 45 of its approximately 200 hectares to grape-growing. The winery itself sits among protected old forests and animal habitats, and employs a variety of sustainable methods.

The Mansalto estate
The Mansalto estate
In the rolling Tuscan hills of Chianti.
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hand picked at perfect ripeness. Varieties are fermented separately into thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks with a maceration period of 15-20 days. Once pressed and racked, they are blended and aged in stainless steel tanks until being bottled on site.

Blend : Sangiovese (90%), Cabernet and Merlot (10%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Gabriele Bruno
Gabriele Bruno
Mansalto head winemaker
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Juicy and fruity with lots of ripe plums and sweet mixed berries. Lightly spicy and floral notes, too. Medium-full, round and silky with unobtrusive tannins. Clean fruit and light minerals on the finish. Drink now." - James Suckling (


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