Castello di Volpaia

Tuscany, Italy

Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2019

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  • Introduction

    • “Il Puro” (The Pure) it’s pure indigenous Sangiovese from the vineyard of Casanova, located at 1470 feet above the sea level, on the South facing slope of Volpaia between the celebrated vineyards of Coltassala and Balifico. Here we organically grow 25 clones of Sangiovese indigenous of Volpaia and reproduced from over 60 years old vines to preserve the local genetic diversity.

      The 2006 vintage is the first selection from the vineyard Casanova that has given birth to “Il Puro”: 100% sangiovese, 100% indigenous clones, 100% organic, 100% Chianti Classico, zero emissions of CO2. “Il Puro” is the demonstration of how the vinification of pure Sangiovese in the Chianti Classico gives the most true and authentic representation of the territory.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: Casanova
    • Cultivation: Certified organic
    • Composition: 100% Sangiovese
    • Size: 0.56 hectare (1.38 acres)
    • Vine Age: Planted 2001
    • Clones: 25 indigenous Sangiovese clones
    • Soil: Sandstone
    • Elevation: 480 meters (1,575 feet)
    • Exposure: South-southeast
    • Density: 5,435 vines/hectare (2,200 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • March was hot, followed by a cold and wet April and May. Good weather began on June 10 and lasted until the end of the month, with early July being very hot and dry. From mid-July to the end of August, the heat was sometimes intense with occasional rain that kept the soil moist. The weather was mostly beautiful from September to the first half of October, with occasional rainfall.

    • Harvest Date(s): October 7th
  • Vinification

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

    • Production Case Pack: 1/750 ml (wooden box)
    • Alcohol: 14%
    • TA: 5.4 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

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



  • Il Puro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione — 2019 – Jeb Dunnuck – 95 Points

    “The 2019 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Puro - Casanova is a deep ruby with magenta highlights and takes things to the next level, with woven layers with wonderful purity, notes of raspberry liqueur, violets, candied flowers, sweet sage, and fresh pine. This continues to the palate with a really refined feel, revealing ripe fruit, sweet tannins, and a seamless structure with even acidity and a long finish. This stunning wine will be hard to resist now, but there’s no question it will improve with cellaring over the next 20 or more years.”

  • Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione — 2019 – James Suckling – 95 Points

    “Aromas of red cherries, dried strawberry bush, bark and wet stones with hints of dried herbs, citrus peel and cedar. Medium- to full-bodied, layered and complex with fine, velvety tannins. Structured and compact. Very balanced with a lingering finish.”

  • Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione — 2019 – Wine Spectator – 95 Points

    "Rich and vibrant, this red evokes black cherry, blackberry, violet, mineral and wild herb flavors. Dense, with spice accents on the lingering finish. Firm tannins line the finish, so decant now or age this a few more years."