LA MALENA 2016 /2017 – Pacina
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy – Tuscany
GRAPE VARIETIES: syrah e ciliegiolo
ALCOHOL: 14 %
IDEAL SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16° – 18°
GIUSEPPE’S RATING: 95/100
MATCH: Meat based dishes
PACK OF: 1 Bottle
SIZE: 0,75 l
Pacina is an old monastery that dates back to 900 A.D., and has more history and energy in the air then I’ve ever experienced in all of my travels. Giovanna has taken over the estate that her great grandparents bought, and she and Stefano dedicate all of their time and energy into preserving the place, Pacina, and the sangiovese that they love. The estate can be thought of as the ‘godfather’ of organic farming in Tuscany. The estate is currently run and cared for by Giovanna Tiezzi and her husband Stefano. Stefano and Giovanna lead the pack and have been farming and working naturally and organically for generations.
There is absolutely no technology involved in the winemaking, and in fact the cellar has not been touched or altered for generations. The changes have come in the vineyards, where Stefano has replanted and planted vineyards using clones and cuttings from THEIR vineyards grafted onto the rootstock at the nursery, keeping the vines resistant to sickness and more prolific. This is PURE Sangiovese and Chianti they way it should be. Right on the border of Chianti Classico, they are in Chianti Colli Senesi in the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga.