Chianti DOCG Selection

Winemaker's note: This wine has notes of fresh cherries, tobacco and violets. On the palate has notes of red fruit supported by sweet spice.  It is well-rounded with hints of toasted vanilla beans and smooth finish.

Type: Red wine
Appellation: Chianti DOCG
Varietal: Sangiovese, 100%
Vineyard Areas: Hill of Siena
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: 60 hl/ha (3.2 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: Half of the wine is aged in French barrique for four months, the remaining in stainless steel tanks. 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 red meat, barbecued sausage, white meat cooked with herbs like thyme and sage. It does well with dry cheese
Serving temperature: 18°- 20° C (64°- 68°F)
Glass type: balloon