Villa Saletta Chianti Superiore 2016
Villa Saletta situated in the northwest of the Chianti region dates from the 14th century but it’s current history starts about 20 years ago when the estate was bought in a very rundown condition by English financier Guy Hands. Gradually the old vines have been revitalized and replanted under the supervision of General manager and winemaker David Landini. For their excellent Chianti Superiore the grapes are selected from 10 hectares of vine predominantly Sangiovese 94%, Merlot 4% and Cabernet Sauvignon 2% each grape is picked and vinified separately.
The wines are macerated on their skins for approximately 2 weeks for Sangiovese and 20 days for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Once the grapes have been run off their skins, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in barriques and stainless-steel tanks. The wine is then placed in Slavonian oak casks and second passage barrels for a further 14 months aging.
Villa Saletta is a 700 hectare estate set among the rolling hills of the north western corner just outside of the Chianti Classico region. Owned since 2000 by British financier Guy Hands who brought in wine maker and manager David Landini to oversee the regeneration of 22 hectares of vines.
This attractive Chianti is made from 94% Sangiovese with 4% Merlot and 2% Cabernet, fermented and aged in a mix of stainless steel and oak vats. This has lovely fruit
|Colour / Type
|Drinking well now but could age for a year or two
|Medium-full bodied, Dry, Fruity, Very long
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese