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Chianti DOCG Riserva “Harmonia”
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“My family has been cultivating these lands with completely natural methods since the 1950s: my grandfather, my father, me and now my daughter.”
DENOMINATION: Chianti DOCG
GRAPE VARIETIES: Sangiovese 85%, Canaiolo Nero 15%.
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Chianti
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5%.
FORMAT: 75 cl
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16-18°C
TYPE OF WINE: Red
AGING: In cement
PAIRINGS: Traditional Tuscan dishes, meat first courses, aged cheeses, roasts, grilled meats
Barbecues or everyday lunches and dinners
WE CHOSE IT BECAUSE
It is not the classic Chianti, it has an extra edge thanks to the natural methods by which it is made
One of the most historic Italian appellations, made in this case by Alessandro Bandinelli with entirely biodynamic methods, using only natural products and following the phases of the moon. Despite being still relatively young, “Harmonia” makes its connection to the Chianti territory, so special and vocated, recognized with every sip.
Alessandro Bandinelli hand-harvests the Sangiovese and Canaiolo Nero grapes of his “Harmonia,” practicing an all-natural fermentation and aging in small cement vats. Being a Riserva, it ages for a minimum of two years before being put on the market.
The bright ruby red color invites tasting.
On the nose, fruity notes are prevalent, particularly of strawberry jam, berries and red fruits; floral notes are more muted.
On the palate it is of great harmony, soft but at the same time with evident tannins; full-bodied and warm, it closes with an elegant structure and excellent persistence, especially when previously oxygenated in the decanter.
At the table, its intensity brings it closer to first courses with meat sauces, aged cheeses such as Parmigiano and, above all, to roast or grilled meat. For a true Tuscan-style dinner you have two options: “Harmonia” and Ribollita, if you want to keep it light, or “Harmonia” and pappardelle with wild boar ragout, if you need cheering up!
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away!
It is clear that wine is not harmful to our bodies, as a substance given to us by nature in the form of fruit from which man over the centuries has managed to obtain this heavenly beverage. We can guarantee that our winemakers work by following ancient methods, supported by the aid of contemporary technologies: this is why we feel confident in saying that Italian wine, the real one, is a panacea for body and mind.
The presence of polyphenols in wine (to a lesser extent in white wines and in large quantities in reds, especially when aged) provides constant protection against cellular oxidation, the main culprit of aging and cellular deterioration.
Perhaps even more obvious and important, however, are the psychological benefits that a good glass of Italian wine can give you: the lightheartedness it brings to an evening with friends, the romance it helps to create in a couple’s dinner, the passion it is able to unleash in anyone lucky enough to taste its essences.
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason, our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.