The Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna Barbischio by Maurizio Alongi is one of those bottles that Sangiovese enthusiasts are chasing at the moment. Just over 4000 bottles of a wine that does not leave indifferent for its territorial expressiveness and ability to interpret the vine in a true and original way.
Maurizio Alongi is a Sienese oenologist who, after many years of experience in various Chianti and Italian companies, has decided to express his talent in the territory that is closest to his heart: Chianti Classico. The project began after having discovered in the surroundings of Gaiole in Chianti, two small vineyards near the medieval village of Barbischio planted in the early seventies.
The extension of the vineyards, just over one hectare and the very low yields also due to the age of the plants, mean that the production of this Chianti Classico Riserva is truly limited.
The vineyards are located 435 meters above sea level with a prevalent southern exposure. The main variety is Sangiovese, accompanied by black Malvasia which gives color and roundness and Canaiolo, which enriches the aromatic heritage of the blend.
The company is in organic conversion.