Il Palazzino - Chianti Classico 'Argenina' 2016


Podere Il Palazzino, owned by Alessandro and Andrea Sderci, is located in Monti in Chianti, 20 km northeast of Siena, in the southern part of Chianti near Gaiole. The estate is part of a network of farms and of country residences built or restored in the eighteenth century during the land reform enacted by Leopold Hapsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Il Palazzino is an estate with a traditional style, but with an organic approach to viticulture. Also the wines are traditional with an organic approach. 

Antonio Galloni Vinous: “The 2016 Chianti Classico Argenina is fabulous. When so many estates are releasing 2018s and 2017s, Il Palazzino presents a striking Chianti Classico from the great 2016 vintage that overdelivers big time. Dark and imposing, as these wines tend to be, the Argenina possesses remarkable balance and tons of complexity. Dark cherry, gravel, sage, mint and leather bring out the darker side of Sangiovese. The 2016 is intense in the glass, and yet retains so much Sangiovese translucence. Best of all, it is an absolute steal. Give the 2016 a few hours of air and prepare to experience Sangiovese and Chianti Classico in all its majesty.” 

Producer: Il Palazzino

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Varietal: Sangiovese

Appellation: Chianti Classico

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml