Borgo Casa Al Vento - Foho Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
Borgo Casa Al Vento – Foho Chianti Classico Riserva 2014 (89 tosomw points)
Sangiovese 90% - Merlot 10%
Ageing: 18 months in oak barrels and at least 6 months in bottle.
Borgo Casa al Vento is the result of careful restoration by the Gioffreda family who in the early ‘90s restored this architectural jewel to its former glory. Hidden behind the village of Gaiole in Chianti.
Beside several nice accommodations Casa al Vento produces also some very nice wines. In 2008 they embarked on the organic road wit hall their vineyards and olive groves. Their wine labels "Aria", "Foho", "Gaiolè", "Ros'Aria" strongly represent the territory. In 2012, they created FATA, an IGT wine, the name an acronym of the four elements: Fuoco (Fire), Aria (Air), Terra (Earth), Acqua (Water). My tasting notes:
In the glass an intense ruby red color with light garnet reflections.
On the nose intense aromas of red berries, dark red cherries and nice integrated hints of cedar, chocolate and cigarbox.
On the palate medium+ bodied with red cherries, earthy hints and leather showing a nice acidity and fine integrated tannins. Smooth and round in the mouth with a long finish.