Chianti Classico 2019

Floral aromas accompany red fruit with a hint of gunpowder. In the mouth this wine is sapid, pleasant to drink with firm tannins that do not flag but render the wine flavourful and ample in its finish with fruity echoes.

Denominazione: Chianti Classico DOCG
Varietals: 80% sangiovese grosso, 10% merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon
First year of production: 2015
Production area: Greve in Chianti
Altitude of vineyard: 300 metres above sea level
Exposure: north/south on clay soil rich with Alberese rock.
Pruning: Spurred cordon
Age and density of vines: 20 years with 5000 plants per hectare
Harvest: manual, first week of September for the merlot, first week of October for the Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation: alcoholic with indigenous yeast at 28-30 degrees in steel vats, with 10 day maceration post fermentation
Fermentation: malolactic in wood for merlot and cabernet sauvignon, in steel for sangiovese.
Fining: merlot and cabernet savignon in 225 litre barriques for 12 months and a further 6 months in steel. Sangiovese 18 months in steel and 6 months in the bottle.
Ageing potential: above 8 years
Alcohol 14%
5000 bottles a year in 0,75 litre format

Excellent paired with grilled meats and typical Tuscan dishes.