Bright ruby with purple hues. Spicy notes such as ginger, orange zest, anise and a
hint of vanilla are well integrated in a wealth of black berries. Elegant, fresh and juicy palate dominated by dark cherries into a frame of round tannins. Generous finish with persistent black pepper, liquorice, black fruit flavours.
Grapes: sangiovese 90%, cabernet sauvignon 7%, merlot 3%
Alcohol content: 14%
Production area: Tuscany
Denomination: Chianti Classico DOCG
Vineyard altitude: 350/400 m. liv.mare
Soil: The vineyard is situated at an altitude of 350 m a.s.l., with a S-W exposure on a clayey rocky, and consequently well-drained, soil. Vines were planted in 1998, cordon trained and spur pruned, with a vine density of 4.200 plants per ha.
Vinification: The grapes are hand harvested and selected in the vineyards. The clusters, carried in small bins, are sorted again on a sorting table before going into the de-stemmer. Maceration lasts for about 15 days, with frequent pump-over procedures followed by délestage. Racking and malolactic fermentation ensue.
Refinement: 18 months in 10-20 hl French oak barrels for the Sangiovese, 18 months in barriques for the Cabernet and Merlot, 4 months in bottle.
Serving temperature: 16/18 °C
Food Pairing: Rich, flavourful dishes based on red sauce and red meat, game, stews, truffles and mature cheeses.