" CHIANTI CLASSICO "

Grape variety: Sangiovese 85% - Colorino 15%

Vineyard age: 11 - 15 years

Exposure: West

Name of the vineyards of origin: Cispiano / Nuove

Soil type: Alberese / Galestro

Harvest: 20/9 - 10/10

Production: 3500 bottles

Aging potential: 25 years

First year of production: 2002

Yield per hectare: 50 HL

Per strain: 0.9 Kg Sangiovese / 0.7kg Colorino

Training system: spurred cordon

Vinification: during the harvest,

 the selection of the grapes is strictly manual with the waste

of the grapes too unripe and unsuitable,

 the destemming is done in compliance with the plot

 and the climatic season. In the cellar the vines are carried

 out separately and carefully in cryomaceratio

n and fermentation at controlled temperatures

 for 15/20 days in steel tanks, to preserve and extract the primary aromas

 as much as possible and develop the softness that the future "Riserva"

 needs. Subsequently, the wines are sent for malolactic fermentation,

 before aging for 12 months in French oak

 barriques and then in 15hl barrels.

The blend is created after this step, giving life to the final wine

 which rests for about a year in steel, and a year in the bottle

 (for the first 4 months on its feet, the rest lying down).

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS

Color: intense and concentrated ruby.

Nose: beginning with alcoholic hints, typical of structured

and full-bodied wines, subsequently very complex

 of ripe red fruit, jam, spices, vanilla and licorice.

In the mouth: excellent structure and gustatory balance

with a persistent aftertaste where toasted and fruity notes are perceived.

Alcoholic strength: 14% vol.

Food pairing: “Riserva” goes very well with red meat dishes,

 braised meats,

 elaborate game and aged cheeses.

It is an excellent meditation wine to be enjoyed with friends.

Serve at 18 ° C. decant about 30 minutes

 before tasting for better oxygenation.

Recommended glass: Hermitage