CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE DOCG
Classification: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Production Area: Castello Vicchiomaggio, Greve in Chianti
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese & Merlot
Vinyard Information: La Prima is a 2.2 ha vineyard with Sangiovese vines. Vine density of 5,000 plants per hectare. Heavy soil with 30% clay at an altitude of 250 m above sea level. Single Guyot pruning.
Vinification & Maturation:
Vinification: Stainless steel vats of 50 hl. 15 days of skin contact.
Maturation: 26 months in French barriques, of which some are new and some are of second passage. 8 months in bottle before leaving our cellar.
Description: La Prima is our Gran Selezione (top level type of Chianti Classico), made with Sangiovese grapes from the vineyard called “La Prima” and a small part of Merlot. It has a long maturation phase in barriques to gain complexity and elegance.
Tasting Notes: Garnet red. Concentrated and enchanting aromas: jelly berries, chocolate, coffee, cardamom, graphite and myrtle. Very powerful, with ripe tannins that are dense. It is savoury and has a very long finish with herbs and fruits.
Food Pairings: Game