14 Jun Historical Tasting of Mannucci Droandi wines
(orginal article in Italian)
“A wine is exceptional when you sit in a chair, tame, close your eyes and see the immense” Giacomo Tachis. Tasting dedicated to the unforgettable winemaker.
The picture that emerges from this tasting is unmatched on all points of view. In fact, the Tachis followed the Mannucci Droandi in the early years of their adventure without wanting any compensation in return. A master oenologist, a father of many oenological jewels, who devoted himself to so many smaller companies only in order to help them. He later left the oenological guide to Paoletti giving new lymph to the range of labels produced by the small organic company. Tasting wines were the following:
-1998 Chianti Colli Aretini
-1999 Chianti Colli Aretini
-2015 Chianti Colli Aretini
Have you ever found yourself in front of a wine you know for sure not to reappear anymore? This is one of these rare cases. Then try to carp all the facets to keep them in a drawer in memory and guard it forever with the awareness of being a privileged and a lucky man. Campolucci Sangiovese 1999 Igt, second year and … last of Master Tachis with 13.0% vol. Sangiovese 70% and Cabernet 30%. A bit even in the wake of the moment (I think of the Tignanello). Here the Tachis personally selected the clusters and areas to use. One year in wood (only 30% new) and one bottle year. A wine able to evoke a particular and very vocal territory.
This phrase encloses the essence of the thought that honors me to taste this wine.
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