The Tasting Panel magazine

May 2018

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54  /  the tasting panel  /  may 2018 54  /  the tasting panel  /  may 2018 TUSCANY Chianti is the heart of Tuscany, Chianti Classico is the heart of Chianti. In the tiny village of Lamole, high on a hill above the Greve Valley, Lamole di Lamole captures the essence of Tuscany's best-known wine in a site dating back to the mid-14th century: a former storehouse of the Lamole castle. Even before Chianti Classico was established as a subzone of Chianti in 1967 to recognize the superior quality of this area (it became a separate DOCG in 1996), Lamole had been treasured as a cradle of excellent wines. In the early 1990s, population attrition briefly caused the remote village to fall upon hard times, but much-needed revitaliza- tion arrived when Italy's Santa Margherita Group purchased the Lamole di Lamole property in 1993. NOW CERTIFIED ORGANIC, LAMOLE DI LAMOLE CONTINUES TO BRING LUSTER TO TUSCANY'S QUALITY-DRIVEN DOCG by David Gadd photos by Rebecca Peplinski A Treasure in The Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico DOCG and Gran Selezione Vigneto di Campolungo at Acanto in Chicago. If Chianti Classico

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