Vineyards and wine

The vineyards grow in land-type franc-argillaceous declivities and are followed in such way to allow every plant an optimal development to enhance the quality of the grapes. The grape variety is Sangiovese, with one small presence of Merlot. The management in field, with particular respect of the plants and the nature, allows us to obtain high quality ripe grapes. Cellar work is done by the owners with help of a wine master.

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Chianti Classico 2011

CHIANTI CLASSICO D.O.C.G.
Sangiovese 95%  -  Merlot 5%
Vintage 2011
Vineyards: 1,5 ha planted in 1999 and 2 ha in 2005
Plant 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
Cultvation:
Cordone speronato (spurred cordon) and "alberello a parete"– 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.: 67 tons. per ha.
Vinification:
Skin maceration is carried out for about 20 days in steel vats and cement vats.Alcoholic fermentation is started with natural yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is completed in vats, then 50% of the wine is aged in vats and 50% is aged in American oak tonneau (new and 2nd passage). After 1 year the wine is blended. Bottling between March and August 2013, released after a few months.
Production: about 15.000 bottles

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Chianti Classico 2010

CHIANTI CLASSICO D.O.C.G.
Sangiovese 95%  -  Merlot 5%
Vintage 2010
Vineyards: 1,5 ha planted in 1999 and 2 ha in 2005
Plant 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
Cultvation:
Cordone speronato (spurred cordon) and "alberello a parete"– 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. per ha.
Vinification:
Skin maceration is carried out for about 20 days in steel vats and cement vats.Alcoholic fermentation is started with natural yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is completed in vats, then 60% of the wine is aged in vats and 40% is aged in American oak tonneau (2nd passage). After 1 year the wine is blended. Bottling at the end of February, released after a few months.
Production: about 13.000 bottles

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Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA D.O.C.G.
Sangiovese 90%  -  Merlot 10%
Vintage 2009
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
Cultivation:
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.
Vinification:
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

Tasting Notes:
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.

 

vino chianti, vino siena, vino toscano

 

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