Bucciarelli Langelo Rosso 2018 Castellina
Located in the Chianti Classico region halfway between Florence and Siena, the estate was initially owned by Michelangelo in the 16th century, and stayed in the Buonarotti family until 1863.
The Bucciarelli family enter the picture as sharecroppers from the early 20th century until 1982, and since 1986 they have bottled and sold their own estate production.
From their 5 hectares of vines production is modest and quality exceptionally high, starting with this Toscana IGT blend of sangiovese and merlot, mainly aged in concrete for a more approachable, easy drinking style.
Gloriously ripe aromas of red cherries and armagnac-soaked plums as well as coffee bean, cedar, bark and satisfyingly present but soft tannins.