CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA
Classification: Ch. Cl. Riserva
Production Area: Chianti Classico
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese & Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Content: 13,5%
Available formats: 750 ml
Planting density 5600 vines/Ha.
Heavy clay (30%)
Altitude 255-265 mt.
Pruning method of single Guyot ensure low yields, about 40Hl/Ha.
Vinification & Maturation:
Vinification: small (50 Hl.) stainless steel fermentation vats ensure maximum skin/juice contact fot a period of 8-10 days.
Maturation: 7 months in barriques (225 Lt) previously used (by the estate) then 8 months in medium size (25 Hl) barrels, followed by about 4 months in bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: typical bright Sangiovese ruby red. Ripe fruit on the nose. Hints of cherry and berries, firm tannins, power with a dry pleasing finish. Excellent now will develop/improve over the coming years.