Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2012


Production area: Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. – Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Height: 550 m above sea level
Planted surface: 6 hectares
Soil: Medium, basically loose soil with good skeleton.
Grape variety: Sangiovese 100%
Planting density: Old plants 3500 plants/hectare; Young plants 6000 plants/hectare.
Growth system: Horizontal spurred cordon, guyot, Tuscan bow.
Grape harvest: Manual harvesting in boxes, gentle destemming and pressing. 15 – 18 October.
Wine-making: CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA is produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown mainly in the old vineyards of the factory. Fermentation takes place in vitrified cement vats at a temperature of approx. 28°C (82°F). Maceration on skins for 25 days with re-circulation carried out three times a day during the first 5 days, and two times a day in the remaining period.
Ageing: 5 hl tonneaux and barriques (partly new, partly second and third passage) of french oak for approx. 24 months. Malolactic fermentation takes place in vats.
Refining process: 6 months in bottles.
Number of bottles: 300 bottles of 1.5 L

Colour: Deep ruby red
Nose: Elegant and complex with persistent spicy notes and sensations of wild berries
Taste: Great structured wine, well balanced and harmonic. Very powerful, with a good balance between acidity and tannins. Warm, elegant and with a long persistent finish.
Food pairing suggestions: First courses with red sauce of game or meat, roasted and stewed meat, boar and all types of game; excellent with aged cheeses.

Alcohol content: 14% vol.

Dry extract: 6.1 g/l

Total acidity: 29,8 g/l

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