The 2021 vintage of Chianti Classico Casanova by Nittardi Vigna Doghessa 2021 it is signed by the Oscar-winning director and writer James Ivory. The two brothers are depicted in profile on the label Léon and Damiano Femfertwho is now entrusted with the new direction of the Nittardi estate, framed in the warmest colors of the Chianti land, gold, blue and vermilion.
For the silk paper that wraps the bottle, then, Ivory has made a “Homage to Matisse”. “The colors chosen, red and yellow, describe the powerful, impactful and sunny vintage”, comments Léon Femfert. The relationship with art is rooted in family culture, it is not a trend. There are more than 90 works that tell the story of wine and the history of this area, signed by great artists.
With the Nittardi Gran Selezione 2020 Chianti Classico Docg, instead, the transition from the old “reserve” which carried a very small percentage of Merlot was perfected. We are in the heart of the most famous wine-growing district in Italy, the one that has made history on the tables of the world. But which had recently ended up in the shadow of supermarket wines, often sold at low prices, outclassed by new, more aggressive, more innovative labels that have brought other vines, other territories to the tables of the world. With the Gran Selezione, Chianti Classico has restored prestige to what, despite the ups and downs, remains the most famous wine in the world.
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