Chianti DOCG


Winemaker's note: This Chianti has a rich bouquet with cherry fruit and thyme. On the palate it's bright, with lively red fruit, violets and scent of leather, supported by well integrated tannins. Nice balance and elegant finish.

Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Red wine
Appellation: Chianti DOCG
Varietal: Sangiovese, 96%, Canaiolo 4%
Vineyard Areas: Hills between Arezzo and 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: 70 hl/ha (3.2 tons per 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: The wine is ages 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, red sauce pasta dishes, risotto with mushrooms, and pizza.
Serving temperature: 18°- 20° C (64°- 68°F)
Glass type: Balloon