Carus Vini

Báldero 2018

DOCG Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Blend: Sangiovese, Merlot | 14% ABV


We are proud to introduce this well refined, beautifully poised Chianti, an Italian red wine made from a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. The balance of savoury favours and fruit as well as its moderate body that is neither too heavy nor too light will tick all the boxes for lovers of traditional Chianti Classico who also seek out fruit. The harvest is done by hand to maintain the integrity.

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This 2018 Chianti offers a lovely sappy core of crunchy red cherries layered with some savoury, meaty notes. Appealing freshness.

Service: Serve at 14°C.

Food Pairing: Excellent with grilled and stewed meats, sliced cinta pork, and vegetarian dishes.

In 2011, Guido Carissimo embarked on a journey into the world of winemaking in the picturesque region of Tuscany. However, this winemaking passion had deep roots in his family's heritage, stretching back through four generations in the sun-soaked vineyards of Puglia. During his youth, he actively participated in the management of the family farm, but as time passed, a desire for something new beckoned.

After pursuing studies and gaining diverse work experiences around the globe, he returned to his homeland, Italy. Settling in Tuscany, the enchanting landscape of the region rekindled his ""wine making disease,"" a term often used to describe the irresistible passion for crafting fine wines. It was, as he describes it, a case of love at first sight with the captivating beauty of the Tuscan valley. Guido's vision for winemaking differed from the historical practices of their family. He aspired to create exquisite wines while prioritizing minimal impact on the environment. In this pursuit, he aimed to blend tradition with innovation, crafting wines that told a unique story while respecting the natural world that surrounded them.

Carus Vini was created in the 1990s in the San Casciano in Val di Pesa, the heart of Chianti Classico. Most of its vineyards were planted under the direction of the late Giacomo Tachis, the famous Italian oenologist collaborated on and launched Super Tuscans such as Sassicaia and Tignanello. The 13.5 hectare vineyard is on calcareous clay hillsides, at elevation of 300m above sea level. Growth and productivity are carefully balanced; the vineyards are carefully tended until the harvest (done by hand into small baskets) which is carried out in different phases to guarantee only perfectly ripe grapes are picked.

This organic vineyard is committed to sustainability in wine production. Carus' approach is to minimise environmental impact while maintaining a focus on quality and tradition. They adhere to Integral Agriculture principles, avoiding chemical products, using nitro-sating crops between vineyard rows, and relying on manual harvesting without irrigation. They also practice a careful plant replacement strategy to ensure optimal production. Additionally a significant portion of their electricity needs are met by solar panels installed on their winery.

Red | Still | 75cl | 14% ABV | Contains sulphites

Recognition: 92: James Suckling. The Japans Women's Wine Awards 2015: Gold. Mundus Vini 2018: Silver. 91: Falstaff. 90: Luca Maroni.

Cellaring: Drink now.

Vinification: This Chianti Classico is aged almost entirely in steel.

  • Vegan - Practising (Uncertified)

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