Le Cinciole

"This little-known Chianti producer makes wines that are lip-smackingly good, refreshing and absolutely true to Sangiovese aromas and flavors. It is not by accident that some of the most respected names in Chianti, such as Ama's Marco Pallanti, will whisper that this estate is one of the very best at making authentic Chianti." – International Wine Cellar

"Le Cinciole is one of my favorite Chianti Classico estates, and its wines epitomize fragrant, elegant high-altitude Sangiovese...for finesse, focus, and personality these wines are hard to beat in their zone." –Wine Advocate

In 1991, Milan residents Luca and Valeria Orsini took a radical leap; tired of the fast-paced city life, they seized the opportunity to buy the Le Cinciole estate in the storied Chianti village of Panzano. They relocated to Tuscany and left their former careers as math professor and architect to become grape growers and winemakers. Their first vintage was not the most encouraging: 1992 was a horrendous vintage in Tuscany! Nevertheless, the Orsinis kept on in their pursuit of great Chianti Classico and now, almost twenty years later, they have succeeded masterfully!

Named after the property's historical place name, which was a twist on the ancient Etruscan-Roman name designating the immediate area as "the lands of Quintius," the estate, now recognized throughout Italy for its quality, extends across northern Chianti Classico district Greve's famed "Conca d'Oro", or "golden vale". Though most vineyards in Greve are at approximately 200-350 meters, Le Cinciole's Panzano slopes rise to a cool 400-450 meters and host Chianti's famous galestro soil mixed with sand and chalk. With a total of 13 hectares planted to vines, 11 are currently in production, whereas 5 additional hectares are planted to olive groves. The Petresco vineyard, which is the source for the grapes for the Riserva, is limestone-based. Only a few wines are produced at Le Cinciole in order to focus on quality.

Vineyard Practices: This winery is certified Organic by ICEA, The Italian Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

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Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2014
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A firm and silky red with plum and tile character. Medium body, firm and velvety tannins and a chewy finish. Delicious now. Made from organic grapes. Publish Date: Friday, October 20, 2017"  Vinous Media 91 "Le Cinciole's 2014 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Translucent,
Item Number: 30607
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Case: $203.40
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Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2013
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "Le Cinciole's 2013 Chianti Classico is a very pretty, delicate, mid-weight wine. Lifted and gracious in style, the 2013 will drink nicely for at least the next few years. Crushed flowers, sweet red fruit, cherry pit and spices add lovely shades of nuance throughout. This is a very

Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2012
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Le Cinciole's 2012 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Gracious and lifted in the glass, the 2012 is not a huge wine, but rather a Chianti Classico built on finesse. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, cinnamon and mint add nuance on the lifted, aromatic finish. The 2012 is pure

Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2011
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "This rich version is laced with cherry, berry, tobacco and black pepper notes. Ends with a lingering aftertaste of fruit and spice, showing persistence and intensity. Drink now through 2020. 2,915 cases made."–BS  Antonio Galloni 91 "Le Cinciole's 2011 Chianti Classico is

Le Cinciole Chianti Classico 2010
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A wine with a chocolate, red chili and plum character. Full body, round tannins and a fruity aftertaste. Made from organic grapes.”  Wine Information: Zone: Panzano in Chianti Cru: Le Cinciole- Vigneto Valle del Pozzo Type of viticulture: organic Soil: agrillaceous