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Chianti Classico Riserva

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Chianti Classico Riserva

Appellation: Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Type: Red, dry

Varietal: 100% Sangiovese


Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Ruby red.
Bouquet: Intense, enveloping, ripe fruity, notes of red fruit jams and spices.
Taste: Rich red fruit, balanced acidity with full, soft tannins leading to a long finish with mineral and leather notes.
Alcohol: 14%.
Serving Temperature: Chianti should be served chilled – 12-15°C (55-60°F).
Pairing: Excellent for pasta with game sauces, cold cuts and cheeses, white and red meats. A natural pairing with Florentine steak.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area: Gaiole in Chianti (Siena).
Elevation: 350 to 550 meters (1,150/1,800 feet) a.s.l.
Exposure: South-eastern and south-western.
Soil: Predominantly clayey presence in the lower part, to an important sandy fraction of ancient marine deposits in the upper part, all veined by sandstone and calcareous galestro.
Planting System: Low spurred cordon technique.
Plant Density: 6,000 plants/ha.
Vineyard Age: 20 years.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Late September/Early October.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (up to a maximum of 28°C). Macerations, depending on the vintage, from 15 to 22 days.
Aging: 24-months in wood of various formats starting from a minimum size of 5hl, finishing with 2 months of rest in thermo-conditioned concrete.



2006 Chianti Classico Riserva – 92 Points – Wine Spectator (Oct 2009)
"This has a wonderful nose, showing rich, powerful aromas of crushed blackberry with hints of dried flowers. Full-bodie, with round, velvety, silky tannins and a long, delicious finish. Rich and balanced. Drink now." ~J.S.