Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
90% Sangiovese, 10% others as per regulations
A genuine and characteristic expression of Sangiovese varietal, this Chianti Classico has a deep, dense ruby red color. Wild berries, sour black cherry, thyme and leather feature on the nose. Though bold and dry, the taste is softened by the delicate sweetness of the French oak. Pairs well with cold cuts, grilled meats, and medium mature cheeses.
Usually for the Sangiovese takes place during the third week of September, for the Merlot one week before, for the Cabernet and Colorino just across Sangiovese period.
Traditional, in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature (26°C), with 6-9 daily pump overs; followed by maceration on the skins for 10 days. The wine matures in small second or third fill French oak barrels for 10 months, followed by 3 more months in the bottle.
Tufaceous with presence of soil skeleton and some argillaceous schist.
Vine Cultivation System
60 quintals per hectare
Castelnuovo Berardenga - Siena