2018 Il Palagio La Duchessa Chianti Riserva DOCG
Il Palagio is a wine estate located near the medieval town of Figline Valdarno known as the 'Farm of Florence'. They owe this nickname to the abundance of maize that used to be there. Baci sulla Bocca is the first wine of Il Palagio 1530 which has been accompanied by the famous couple from the juice to the final bottle. The number 1530 is the year Il Palagio started actively producing wine. In addition to the existing range and this top white wine from Il Palagio, there will also be a high-quality rosé called Brand New Day - named after a well-known song by Sting.
For me, life in Il Palagio is like living in a painting. It is one of the favorite places on earth: the atmosphere for Sting and his wife Trudy. The atmosphere you breathe there is magical,” says musician Sting. “We have always kept a lot of our property in Tuscany, also because of what the land has been able to give us,” confesses Trudie Styler, actress, director, producer and entrepreneur, as well as the singer's wife. Years ago when Trudy was looking for a house in Italy, the real estate agents thought she wanted a palace with frescoes on the walls and ceiling. But Trudy is a farmer's daughter and she was looking more for a place where they could set up an ecological farm.
The Sting and Trudie's La Duchessa Chianti Riserva is a new member of Il Palagio and was not released until early 2022. It is a delicious and unique Chianti riserva which has had a total of almost 4 years of aging. The Sangiovese first matured in barriques and then 6 months in large oak faults and then another year in the bottle in the beautiful cellars of the Il Palagia estate. This Duchese has an intense color and comes from the estate of Sting and Trudie. Truly a typical Tuscan wine with lots of fruit, elegance and finesse, aromas of black cherries, blackberries, a little coffee and leather. In the mouth the taste of dark fruit, lots of length and nice medium tannins. This wine is a real asset to the Tenuta Il Palagio range.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Earthy, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Romantisch