2020 San Giorgio a Lapi Chianti Classico
Sangiovese and Italian ‘red sauce’ favorites go hand in hand. Produced in the heart of Castelnuovo Berardenga, this 100% Sangiovese pours a gorgeous ruby hue in the glass and offers a structured, full-bodied palate that pairs perfectly with a variety of rustic Italian cuisine. Wood-fired pizza or Bistecca alla Fiorentina, anyone?
Sustainable farming practices, hand-harvested, and native yeast fermentation.
- Tasting Notes cherry, currant, rose, tomato leaf, sweet spice
- Variety Sangiovese
- Region Italy, Tuscany
- Volume 750ml
- Table Talk Chianti is the gift that keeps on giving, but be sure that ‘Chianti Classico’ is on the label, as these wines are held to higher quality standards than their simple Chianti counterparts.
The Lapi family’s Tuscan-based roots date back to 1977, when Ermete Lapi, a winemaker hailing from multiple generations of grape growers in Trentino, purchased 70 hectares of land within the region. Ermete’s son, Aldo, carried on the work of his father alongside his wife Fiorenza, and additionally added 2,000 olive trees to the property, which is located just six kilometers from the city center of Siena.
Today, the Lapi estate is spearheaded by Albert Lapi, who believes that the harmonious complexity of the family’s wines is ultimately their greatest strength. The family’s unique Trentino-meets-Tuscany legacy imparts a unique Alpine touch onto the wines, which are produced using ancient knowledge combined with innovative technology. As the family states, each element of San Giorgio a Lapi—both wines and people—is characterized by its personality and aspiration, while remaining connected to others through genuine authenticity.