Chianti Classico Riserva 2009
CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA D.O.C.G.
Sangiovese 90% - Merlot 10%
Wineyards: 1,5 ha piantati nel 1999 e 2 ha nel 2005
Plants per ha: 3700 - 5000
Altitude: 250-350 mt a.s.l.
Exposure: south, south-east
Soil: layers of marly chalk and sand with presence of clay
Cordone speronato (spurred cordon) – winter pruning, organic manuring before bud burst, topping to control vegetation and green harvest before veraison, light defoliation after fruit setting. Harvest by hand. Yield per ha: 50 tons./ ha.
Skin maceration is carried out for about 20 days in steel vats and cement vats. Alcoholic fermentation is started with selected yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is completed in vats. The wine is aged in new American oak tonneau. After one year the wine is blended and then continue the ageing in oak for another two years. Bottled at the beginning of November. Released after ten months.
Production: about 2.000 bottles
Color: Intense and deep ruby red.
Nose: It opens with an aromatic complexity,where fruit and spices are harmoniously integrated. Scents of ripe red berry fruit emerge, with notes of blackberry and violet. Ample spicy and balsamic notes. Palate: Great balance and elegance mixed with a powerful and variegated taste, which confirms the nose. Red berry fruit, particularly soft fruit, blackberry and balsamic notes with a touch of bitter chocolate. Great impact and persistence show good acidity, well integrated with substantial sweet tannins, which reveal structure and body. Wine of great character and marked personality, young but ready, and with greatpotential for the future.