Mia ChiaraFor Buyers
Mia Chiara is a Sangiovese-based red wine from the Colli Senesi (koli-say-nay-zee) sub-zone of the famous Chianti region in Tuscany. Colli Senesi is one of the eight official sub-zones of the Chianti DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita), which is the highest wine quality classification in Italy.
The Colli Senesi zone is named for the area around the famous village of Siena, and encompasses the world-famous towns and vineyards of both Montepulciano and Montalcino. This is the very heartland of the Sangiovese grape, and the area of its greatest expression. Mia Chiara’s vineyards are in the Pietrose Montepulciano zone, which is on the slopes of the famous medieval village of Montepulciano.
Deep ruby red in the glass, with a bouquet of violet, vanilla and roasted coffee. Mia Chiara is well balanced with a hint of spice and ripe red cherries on the palate. Pair with Italian or Spanish cuisine, roasted red meats, game and sausages, and grilled vegetables.
Talosa’s story began long before Italian entrepreneur Angelo Jacorossi founded Fattoria della Talosa in 1972. Beginning in the 15th century, Montepulciano wines became favored by Tuscan aristocracy. A wine fit for nobles, the moniker Vino Nobile was imprinted on the Sangiovese varietal, which gradually increased in popularity among popes, poets and even a few American presidents.
Only a handful of wineries are allowed to produce Vino Nobile wines, lending the region its sophisticated yet understated stature and considerable value among its Tuscan counterparts. Even fewer Vino Nobile di Montepulciano wineries enjoy Talosa’s reputation for creating award winning wines that consistently receive 90+ Wine Spectator ratings.
Talosa continues to uphold its historic roots and commitment to quality and craftsmanship. The Jacorossi family carefully oversee organic growing practices across 32 hectares of Talosa vineyards, which reside at 350 to 400 meters atop the clay-rich hillsides surrounding Montepulciano. At harvest, grapes are transferred by hand to the winery nearby and are small batch fermented in French oak barriques, then transferred for aging in large Slovenian oak casks in Talosa’s historic, 16th century cellars. These historic cellars are located directly beneath the Piazza in the town of Montepulciano.
- 14% ABV
- pH 3.2