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New Release: Nittardi Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa Vintage 2017

ABS Wine Agencies, Thu 05 Dec 2019

New Release: Nittardi Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa Vintage 2017

Nittardi have just released the new Casanuova di Nittardi Vigna Doghessa vintage 2017 !

After 37 years, the annually changing artist labels and wrapping papers that have graced Casanuova di Nittardi Chianti Classico represent a "who's who" of the art world. Painters, sculptors and poets – including some Nobel Prize winners – have honored the winery year after year, thus continuing a century old tradition that harks back to the former owner, Michelangelo. The array of works now found in this unique collection includes pieces by Hundertwasser, Yoko Ono, Ungerer, Dario Fo, Pierre Alechinsky and Günter Grass, among others.

This year's label and wrapping paper come from an exceptionally multifaceted personality who has helped shape the history of his country: Mikis Theodorakis – composer, musician, politician, theoretician, philosopher, freedom fighter.

The Wine
- 100 % Sangiovese
- Single Vineyard "Vigna Doghessa", located at 450 meters with a south-east exposure and a soil rich with Galestro (schist) stones. 
- After a natural fermentation, the wine aged for 14 month in 500 liter French oak barrels, 3 month in concrete vats and a few month in the bottle. 
- The new Casanuova shows clearly that 2017 was a hot vintage: the wine is expressive on the nose and has power and structure on the palate. It is still a baby with a long life ahead. 
- 93 points James Suckling
- 91 points Robert Parker  

The Artist
Born on the greek island of Chios in 1925, Mikis Theodorakis is considered a living icon of Europe. He has endowed Nittardi with an impression of his musical cosmos. The label is adorned with a melody, and the wrapping paper with a celestial map of the maestro's creative universe.

Since his youth, Mikis has fought for freedom, tolerance, and human dignity. The resistance fighter of the Second World War became an opponent of the military junta of 1967-74. His opposition has been punished with years of imprisonment and exile, which he used as a creative source for music pieces – operas, symphonies, ballads, and arias that have become Greek cultural treasures and powerful weapons of freedom. Even during the most difficult of years, his compositions gave hope to the people of Greece. He achieved international renown in 1964 with his music for Alexis Sorbas, the film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nikos Kazantzakis. The unforgettable dance scene in which Anthony Quinn dances the Sirtaki on the beach of Crete influenced generations throughout Europe – and continues to do so today.