The Sangiovese in this vintage was generous and of outstanding quality, first as grapes and then as juice, bestowing its Chianti-zone violet and earthy aromas, while at the same time displaying the highest elegance and persistence. This was complemented by the lush fruit of the Merlot, the smoke of the Petit Verdot, and the vibrancy of the Cabernet Sauvignon. There is beautiful choreography in the balance between the velvety tannins and alcohol in this new vintage.
Bonizio has a deep and intense colour, it has a complex aroma of Mediterranean herbs. It is complex but has an immediacy and charm that make it immensely attractive.
This Chianti Classico is characterised by an intense, ruby red colour, which tends towards garnet with ageing. On the nose it is full and rich, characterised by hints of violets. On the palate it is balanced with great structure allied to fine fruit.