Le Miccine has always been an important element of the Chianti countryside. In the past the estate served as a way station for travelers and their donkeys to rest. The name Le Miccine comes from the dialect word that means small female donkeys. The vineyards were initially planted in the sixties and that is when the estate began to produce wines.
It is a family owned winery and vineyard that is led by a dynamic and young team. The estate respects the traditions of the Chianti Classico area while applying innovative thinking in the vineyard and winery practices. Utmost importance is placed on observing and adapting practices to each different vintage. Le Miccine wines are award winning wines distributed internationally in vibrant cities such as Montreal, New York, Auckland, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and across cities in Europe.
Le Miccine has seven hectares of vineyards that surround the property. There are six clones of Sangiovese grapevines along with other complementary grape red varieties such as Malvasia Nera, Merlot and Colorino. Le Miccine also has a small plot of Vermentino to make white wine.
Green cover has been established between the vineyard rows to have a degree of competition with the vines, to reduce erosion on the high slopes and to encourage a healthy microorganism biodiversity in the soil.
Le Miccine follows organic viticultural practices, which increase biodiversity and allow the vines to increase their natural defenses against pathogens.
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Grape Varieties: 90% Sangiovese - 5% Malvasia Nera – 5% Colorino
Exposition: South- South West
Maturation: 12-16 months in French oak casks (45hl)
Brilliant ruby. The nose opens up to scents of raspberry, morello cherry and redcurrant then flows into notes of bark, liquorice root and a toasted touch of cocao. Refined, elegant and very powerful palate that is crunchy, fresh and savoury
Is great with a wide variety of foods from Asian style pork to a well prepared pasta dish.
16-18°C. It is preferable to decant it