Savignola Paolina

http://www.savignolapaolina.it/

 

(Chianti Classico)

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Signor Carlo Fabbri:

S
avignola has belonged to my family since 1780. The wine productionstarted around the middle of the 1800s with my grandfather Carlo. Then, almost a century later, it was really my aunt, Paolina Fabbri, with her great love for and competence in the art of winemaking, who brought fame to our vineyard, in this small corner of Chianti Classico.

In an effort to carry on the family tradition of fine winemaking, I resorted the vinification area, and the ancient cellar which dates back to the 1600s. I have maintained unchanged the centuries-old process of production:

the pruning and training of the vines is in the old Tuscan style

the grapes are carefully selected and harvested by hand, as late as possible towards the end of October

the ageing of our Chiant Classico takes place in the ancient cellars in medium-sized oak casks for at least 18 months

the bottling occurs in accordance with lunar phases, and the wine is left to rest in bottle for several more months before its release

There is no better way to understand and appreciate that subtle blend of knowledge, experience and intuition than to be a guest at a tasting in my cellars at Savignola!