Chianti Classico DOCG Selection

Winemaker’s note: This wine offers aromas of ripe cherries, red plums and purple flowers.  On the palate, has notes of toasted vanilla beans and a superb structure with a soft velvet finish

Type: Red wine
Appellation: Chianti DOCG
Varietal: Sangiovese, 100%
Vineyard Areas: Hill of Castellina in Chianti
Training system: Guyot. Vines are on average 15 years old
Vine density: 4,500 per hectare (1,870 per acre)
Yield of grapes in wine: 55 hl/ha (3.0 ton/acre)
Soil: Stony and dry
Harvest: Middle of September
Wine-making: After de-stemming the grapes are not crushed, in order to keep the berries intact, assuring softer tannins and greater color extraction. Selected yeasts are added and the fermentation starts at a controlled temperature of 22-25° C (70-75° F) for about ten days. The wine is left in contact with the skin for about ten more days, after which it’s racked. Then the bacteria are added and the malolactic fermentation takes place, lasting about six days. Aging: It is aged for 12 months in French barrique. Further six months in the bottle. The wine is slightly filtered and separated from the residual yeasts and sediments, before bottling.
Alcohol: 13%
Food Pairin: It pairs well with grilled meats, wild game , roasts, braised meats and aged cheeses. Any tomato sauce with will enhance the flavor
Serving temperature: 18°- 20° C (64°- 68°F)
Glass type: balloon