He scored the wine an outstanding 98 points and described it as having:
“Fantastic depth of fruit and mouthfeel, with blackberries, blueberries, spices, walnuts, fresh herbs and orange peel. Full body, round and savoury tannins and a mouth-watering finish. Blend of sangiovese and merlot. Easily the best Siepi ever; it celebrates 20 years of production.”
The 2012 Siepi celebrates the 20th anniversary of this iconic wine. Siepi is made exclusively from grapes harvested from the eponymous Siepi vineyard, the oldest vineyard site in Chianti. Six hectares of vines are surrounded by an oak forest on the south west slope of Castellina, 260m above sea level. Siepi has a unique exposure to sunlight and ventilation, as well as a highly complex geological structure. The soil is predominantly Alberese and the average vine age is thirteen to twenty-six years old.
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