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1995 Podere Il Palazzino Grosso Sanese Riserva

Very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

ITEM 8101530 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Obtained by inheritance

Bidder Amount Total
$30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8112473 1 $25 Feb 13, 2022
I8112472 2 $35 Feb 13, 2022
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PRODUCER

Podere Il Palazzino

Podere il Palazzino is owned and operated by brother Alessandro and Andrea Sclerci. The Sclerci family has owned the property, located a few miles northeast of Siena, since the 19th century. The 50-acre estate is mostly given over to vineyards, though olive trees are also grown. Poder il Palazzino makes Chianti, and reviewers have been impressed. Vinous noted this: “Il Palazzino and the Sclerci brothers excel with powerful wines that capture the breadth and richness that is such a signature of the Monti subzone of Gaoile. …. The house style will find greatest resonance with readers who appreciate structured, intense wines. “

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico

Chianti is Tuscany’s most famous and historic wine district, and the Chianti Classico DOCG is the most prestigious Chianti appellation. Fittingly, it is located in the heart of the larger Chianti DOCG. Chianti’s wines were so esteemed during the Renaissance that the Medici princes of Florence designated several villages within the Chianti region as discrete production zones, setting up the first appellations in Italy. By the 20th century Chianti was Italy’s primary wine export. But the pizza parlor Chiantis sent to foreign markets were inexpensive, unremarkable reds presented in round-bottomed, straw-covered bottles. To upgrade Chianti wines and the region’s image, the Chianti Classico DOC was created in 1967, then upgraded to DOCG status in 1984, with additional modifications made in 1996. In the last 20 years a consortium of Chianti Classico producers have researched new Sangiovese clones, replanted vineyards, updated cellar practices and generally made Chianti Classico DOCG a world-class appellation. Chianti Classico must contain a minimum of 75% Sangiovese. In the 2014 edition of its annual compendium of wine ratings, Gambero Rosso noted that Chianti Classico DOCG wines were noteworthy for their “significant return to a more defined style, true to tradition.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”