Candialle Chianti Classico 2008
This is a fairly new property, founded in 2002 by a Finnish-German couple. Jarkko Peränen emphasizes that he makes wines in as environmentally friendly way as possible though I don't think these are certified organic.
c.33€; 14% abv; 100% Sangiovese, aged in Barriques of which c.20% were new. This seems like a very decent Chianti: cherry and sandalwood and loam and a touch of oak. Very attractive palate: bright and grippy, plenty of sweet and ripe fruit but it is so fresh and bracing that the wine is very moreish. Could do with more age, however. And also, I do wonder, why use Barriques and some new wood instead of big botti? But even with my personal antipathies toward oak aromas, I do like this!