Chianti Classico 2011
CHIANTI CLASSICO D.O.C.G.
Sangiovese 95% - Merlot 5%
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
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.
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