Navigation
Account
Cart 0 items for £0.00

No products in the basket.

Monte Bernardi Retromarcia Chianti Classico 2018

‹Return to Previous Page
Description

Description

Monte Bernardi Retromarcia Chianti Classico

Nose: Intense mountain herbs, aromas of cranberry, wild cherry and red plums, anise, spice, and orange peel

Palate: Fresh and fruity, medium-bodied, well balanced, with a nice structure, juicy acidity and a long finish

Maturation: 18 months in large casks, non-lined concrete (30%) and used Tonneaux

Malolactic fermentation: Natural, in oak

Vineyards

The Monte Bernardi estate covers 53 hectares, 15 of which are under vine. 4.8 of these hectares are held on a long lease, which was taken out in 2011. The vineyards are situated in the hilly, southern-most region of Panzano, an area long acknowledged as one of the Grand Crus of Chianti Classico. Michael Schmelzer and his family bought the estate in 2003, and have invested heavily in it ever since.

The vines are planted on a soil of a high rock content mixture which, depending on the vineyard, consists of shale (Galestro), sandstone (Arenaria) and limestone (Alberese). The vineyards are perfectly situated at an altitude of 350 metres above sea level, surrounded by forests and enjoying a southern exposure, with the river Pesa flowing just a few hundred metres to the south.

The estate has been certified organic and bio-dynamic since 2004. Grass and cover crops are grown in alternate rows: composted cow manure and biodynamic preparations are used. Harvesting is by hand, usually from late September until mid-October. Annual production is between 55,000 and 65,000 bottles. None of the wines is filtered.

Producer

“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.” – Monte Bernardi

Our estate wines are made only from our grapes; sourced from the vineyards we farm. We have great affection for Sangiovese, Chianti Classico and the distinctness of Panzano. Every decision we make is with the aim of creating wines which are true to our land.

We farm our vines biodynamically*. This allows for the greatest expression of terroir, ultimate quality, and harmony between our vineyards and the environment.

Our methods involve maximizing the quality of the fruit that comes from our vineyards, harvesting at optimal ripeness and selecting only the best fruit when hand picking and sorting. The fruit is de-stemmed and lightly crushed directly into small, stainless steel or oak fermentation tanks. The grape must is held 3 to 5 days in pre-fermentation maceration in a temperature controlled condition; thereafter the temperature is allowed to rise to a maximum of 30°C for alcoholic fermentation. During this time the ferment is regularly hand plunged.

After 20 to 27 days, the wines undergo malolactic fermentation in oak. Depending on the desired style, varying sizes of oak are selected for maturation. After maturing 8 to 30 months in oak, the wines are bottled without filtration or fining*. All fruit is sourced from Monte Bernardi and only indigenous yeast and bacteria are used.

The minimal addition of sulfites is kept to the minimum consistent with ensuring the longevity of the wine’s natural flavour and colour. In short, the result of this labour of love is pure wines which express the essence of Panzano.

M O N T E  B E R N A R D I – HOME

Monte Bernardi Retromarcia Chianti Classico – Hay Wines

Reviews (0)

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Monte Bernardi Retromarcia Chianti Classico 2018”

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Returns & Delivery
Returns and Exchanges

All goods should be examined upon receipt, and any claim for loss or breakage notified by email or telephone to Hay Wines immediately. In the case of goods delivered by couriers, unless any claim is made within 24 hours, no compensation, refund or other credit will be available. In the case of damaged goods, Hay Wines reserves the right to collect these.

Ship your items back to us

If you wish to return your order due to an error on our behalf, we are happy to collect or get our courier to collect from the delivery address stated on the invoice, providing the parcel is securely packed in the same way as it was sent out. If you wish to return the parcel yourself please feel free to do so. Once the parcel has returned to us we will refund you the full amount. Please note that refunds may take up to 7 working days to appear in your account.

For more information, view our full Terms and Conditions information.

You may also like...

Bibi Graetz Soffocone di Vinciglia 2017

Old vines are the key to every wine Bibi makes. Hand nurtured and tendered, the old vines are coaxed into producing small crops of fantastically high quality. All of Bibi's wine are made exclusively from indigenous Tuscan varieties. Hints of coffee, leather, and wild berries on the nose with a velvety, silky texture on the palate. The wine has very elegant tannins with a long and persistent finish.
£31.49 Add to basket

Valdipiatta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2017

The wine shows strong colours and intense aromas, predominantly of red fruit and flowers. A typical Sangiovese, this Vino Nobile is elegant and well-structured, with a mature and smooth tannic texture that is helped by a medium acidity and completes the long finish.
£22.69 Add to basket

Related Products

Vina Cobos Bramare Cabernet Sauvignon Lujan de Cuyo 2017

Dark red with jet black and purple hues. This paramount Luján de Cuyo cabernet sauvignon flaunts gobs of cassis and sour cherry, milk chocolate, black peppercorns, dried herbs and subtle earthy notes. The entrance leads with blackberry, boysenberry and great sucrosity, followed by spices. Firm, ripe tannins, creamy texture, and a long finish underline the wine’s elegance and great personality.
£32.99 Add to basket

Willunga 100 Grenache 2020

Powerful aromatics of cherry, spice, dark plum, strawberry and a hint of floral greet you in the glass. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with alluring spiciness, hints of raspberry and lovely savoury tannins that make this wine so food friendly.
£14.69 Add to basket

Chateau Fontareche Vielles Vignes Corbieres Rouge 2019

Notes of black fruit and very true to type. Wild on the nose with bramble and sweet spice more structure on the palate than the nose suggests. Mineral and taut on the finish. Classy.
£12.29 Add to basket

Odfjell Orzada Carignan 2018

Deep ruby in colour with a mix of aromas such as cherry liqueur, liquorice, black fruits, pears & lychee. Elegant and mature in profile, the palate is juicy and round, with notes of cassis, vanilla, and blackcurrants with ripe tannins and a long and complex finish.
£19.49 Add to basket

Vina Von Siebenthal Carmenere 2017

This organically grown, single vineyard Carmenere is an intense and complex wine with aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants intermingled with notes of cedar, tobacco and roasted hazelnuts. A sweet, concentrated and full-bodied beginning is balanced with soft tannins and a long elegant finish. Perfect with roasted red meats and game dishes.
£20.29 Add to basket

Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone 2019

Andre Brunels skills have earned him worldwide recognition for the intensity and concentration of his wines, combining modern technical expertise and traditional power of the region. The Cotes du Rhone is balanced intense and powerful, with spicy, savoury fuit and a white pepper and plum fruit finish.
£11.29 Add to basket

Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz 2013

Dense black centre with a deep garnet rim. The nose shows lashings of dark plums and chocolate with hints of mint. A wine of great dignity, its structure is superbly taut, with intense depth of fruit reined in by the firm tannins. As benefits a wine made in strictly limited quantities, this is a wine for posterity and may be cellared with confidence.
£39.49 Add to basket

Peter Lehmann Mentor Cabernet 2014

This Cabernet is a limited release showing great depth of colour, rich blackcurrant flavours together with a firm, fine grained tannin finish- a wine of great concentration and style which can be cellared with confidence. After a short burst of heat in late January and early February, it was warm and stable for the remainder of the vintage producing richly flavoured red wines of exceptional quality. Mentor is an ideal accompaniment to duck, goose and game dishes. It is superb with oxtail, braised lamb shanks and wonderful with a fine aged cheddar.
£26.49 Add to basket

Nostros Reserva Pinot Noir 2020

Soft, light red wine with mature red fruit, violet flowers and extremely delicate smoky nuances. Subtle, elegant and refined, its light tannins allow the fruit to dominate and its refreshing, persistent, delicate flavours to shine. Delicious on its own and also ideal for terrines and pates.
£9.99 Add to basket

Mitolo Jester McLaren Vale Shiraz 2018

Dense purple colour and an almost black appearance. Dark chocolate, anise and allspice dominate the nose, supported by hints of French oak, cherries and coffee. A fresh and juicy mid-palate shrouds tannin and length. The wine has flavours of fresh cut plums and licorice with hints of blackberry and espresso. A long and lingering finish.
£15.69 Add to basket
Back to top