Castello di Volpaia

Tuscany, Italy

Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2006

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  • Introduction

    • Il Puro is Italian for “The Pure.” The 2006 vintage is the premier release of this pure, elegant wine that is 100% Sangiovese, 100% indigenous clones, 100% organic, 100% Chianti Classico, zero emissions of CO2. Il Puro demonstrates how the vinification of a pure Sangiovese in the Chianti Classico produces the truest and most authentic representation of the terroir.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Casanova
    • Location: Between Volpaia's Coltassala and Balifico vineyards
    • Cultivation: Certified organic
    • Size: 1.48 hectares (3.66 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 1999
    • Clones: 25 indigenous Sangiovese clones
    • Soil: Light soil consisting of sandstone
    • Elevation: 457 meters (1,500 feet)
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 5,132 vines/hectare (2,077 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • The summer was hot with an abundance of scattered rain. September was sunny and try with temperature variations. The grapes were healthy and ripe thanks to the perfect weather conditions.

    • Harvest Date(s): October 8
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak (Allier)
  • Technical Information

    • Production Case Pack: 1/750ml
    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Intense ruby color. The nose is elegant and characterized by fresh notes of cherry and violet typical of Sangiovese, accompanied by hints of vanilla and cacao. The mouth is soft, silky and intriguing with a fruity aftertaste and a long finish.

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Reviews

  • Il Puro Riserva, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2006 – 91 points – Wine Enthusiast

    "Packaged in a beautiful bottle with string and seal, Il Puro Casanova is 100% Sangiovese with intense aromas of berry fruit, moist earth, leather and tobacco. You’ll enjoy the natural brightness and fullness it offers on the close."

  • Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2006

    Intense ruby color. The nose is elegant and characterized by fresh notes of cherry and violet typical of Sangiovese, accompanied by hints of vanilla and cacao. The mouth is soft, silky and intriguing with a fruity aftertaste and a long finish.

  • Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2006 – 91 points – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

    “…Juicy and pliant, with enticing inner-mouth perfume to the very clean, pure flavors of redcurrant, sour red cherry, tobacco and iron. Finishes aromatic and long, with serious but suave mounting tannins and notes of mint and violet…”

  • Il Puro Riserva, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2006 – 93 points – Wine Spectator Online

    “Offers fabulous aromas of crushed blackberry, with mineral and hints of vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins and gorgeous dark fruits, spices and hints of wet earth and blueberry.”

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