Instantly recognisable, this wine is at the heart of what Piccini does: a classic Chianti made to a very traditional recipe.
What’s the secret to this wine’s juicy, easy-drinking style? A traditional Tuscan technique called Governo all’uso which sees a small amount of the Sangiovese grape – which is used for all Chianti – added as withered fruit. The effect of this is to induce a very slight secondary fermentation which in turn gives delicious, bright, red fruit flavours to the final wine.
Piccini Orange Label is fabulous on its own or with practically any food you can think of – from pasta and tomato sauce whipped up after a busy day at work, to mature cheeses eaten by the fire with friends.
You can find the Piccini Orange Label Chianti in Sainsbury’s at an RRP of £6.20.