Retromarcia is a Chianti Classico made from 100% Sangiovese grapes (since 2010). The grapes come from vineyards consisting of shale (Galestro) 70%, sandstone (Arenaria-Calcare-Pietraforte) 20%, limestone (Alberese) 10%. The vineyards age ranges from plantings 2003-2010. The vinification and maturation is reminiscent of a more traditional style Chianti Classico; the result is a fresh and fruity, medium-bodied, well-balanced wine, with a nice structure, juicy acidity and a long finish.
The Italian word Retromarcia means more to us than its literal translation "to back up" or "to reverse", it has been our aim to produce intensely typical and expressive wines from Tuscany's historic zone — Chianti Classico, using only traditional grapes. With the name Retromarcia, we are emphasizing a return to the natural elegance and charm of Sangiovese.
This wine is a deep ruby red with hints of purple; aromas of black berry, cherry and red plums, anise and spice and orange peel. On the palate it is fresh and fruity, medium-bodied, well balanced with a nice structure, juicy acidity and a long finish. Pair with roasted meats and aged cheeses. (from the vintner)
CountryItalyRegion/StateChiantiSub-RegionChianti ClassicoTypeOrganic & BiodynamicVintage2018Alcohol13.5%GrapeSangiovese 100%