Peppoli Chianti Classico
About this winery
The Antinori family has been in the wine business since Giovanni di Piero Antinori joined the Florentine Guild of Vintners in 1385 - more than 26 generations ago. Throughout the company's long history it has remained family owned and operated, and today it is directed by Marchese Piero Antinori. Though Antinori has played an important role in preserving Italy's enological traditions it is also one of Italy's most dynamic and visionary producers of fine wines, with estates concentrated in the...
The Pèppoli vineyards produce a Chianti Classico that is a blend made from Sangiovese grapes and complementary varieties; Pèppoli is recognized and appreciated for the full expression of its fruit. A wine that represents the Chianti Classico territory and its historic grape variety with typical floral and fruity aromas. Pèppoli was first produced in 1985 and since 2013 part of the harvest undergoes vinification at the Antinori nel Chianti Classico cellars.
Each grape variety was harvested separately, destemmed, gently crushed and transferred into stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation took place at a controlled temperature between 26 and 28 °C. Once malolactic fermentation was completed, the wine was blended and transferred into barrels. Pèppoli aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for approximately 9 months and a small percentage was aged in stainless steel vats.
Pèppoli 2018 is ruby red in color. On the nose, Pèppoli has intense notes of red fruit; cherries and strawberries that are well balanced with floral undertones of dog rose. Delicate hints of spices, aromatic herbs and notes of light toasting complete its bouquet. On the palate it’s vibrant, fresh with supple tannins and a finish that brings back aromatic notes perceived on the nose.