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Chianti Classico La Leccia 2016

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Per Bottle: $30.75
Per case of 12: $369.00
Producer: Castello La Leccia
Vintage: 2016
Production Area: Castellina, Chianti Classico
Type: Red Wine
Alcohol: 14%

Castello La Leccia’s history runs deep with historical resources referencing it as early as 1077. Francesco Daddi took ownership in 2012, and along with the valued input of Architect Alessandro Loni Coppedè, has revived the castle to be the impeccable estate it is today.


Castello La Leccia employs organic practices and pays full respect to the natural ecosystem of their vineyards. The vineyards are situated in 5 different locations surrounding the castle, at altitudes that vary from 300 to 500 meters above sea level. They use very little copper and sulphur in the vineyard and they plant barley, mustard, and clover between the rows of vines and use compost derived from the grape pomace and stocks to enrich their soils.

All of this helps to nurture their grapes throughout the growing season.


The vineyards are situated at 300-500m altitude and are south/southwest facing.  The grapes are grown on albarese, marl and chalky soils and vines are trained on the guyot trellising system. The average age of the vines are from 9-15 years. Harvest is generally completed in the month of September and grapes are immediately brought to the winery.  At the winery, fermentation using indigenous yeasts takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine is then racked and undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged Francia/Austrian oak for a period of 12 months before it is filtered and bottled.  The wine is further aged in bottle for at least 4 months before it is released to market.



Taste: The 2016 vintage in Tuscany was very good, producing densely flavoured Sangiovese. The wine is dry, full-bodied with elevated tannin and structure. The fruit shows ripe and slightly dried cherries, freeze-dried strawberries, and cassis. There is a dried, dusty earthiness to the wine with notes of dried mushroom and cedar. The wine has black pepper spice and fresh leather notes. The wine has a long length and finishes with vibrant acidity.
Cellaring Potential: Drink now or age for 10+years.
Food Matching: Pair with roasted game meats, hearty ragù served over pasta, or slow cooked vegetarian main courses.

Chianti Classico La Leccia 2016

Chianti Classico La Leccia 2016