Numbers aren’t simply calculations and logic. Numbers have their own fascination, an emotional aspect. Behind a number may lie memories, meanings, moments. Often a number is used to identify something strictly and precisely. On our Mocenni estate, 89 is the number used by the land registry to identify a parcel of land where lie the vineyards producing this wine. A number which becomes a name to enhance the careful and accurate choice of individual bunches of grapes on parcel 89. A wine which is absolute selection, and thus unique and unrepeatable expression of a place, of a terrain, of an identity, of a search for excellence, all of which merge and emerge in the very moment of tasting: intense bouquets, fullness of taste, unmistakable personality, persistence on the palate, in the mind, in the heart.
Denomination: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Grape varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Soil: Alberese and Galestro stones, sand 33%, clay 33%, silt 33%
Vinification and aging: A careful and precise selection of the grape bunches in the vineyard “89” on the Mocenni estate. The fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats and maceration lasted
for circa 20 days at a controlled temperature of 28-30°C. Shortly after alcoholic fermentation,
the wine is transferred into oak barrels of 42 HL where malolactic fermentation takes place and
where it is aged for 24 months. Once bottled, the wine remains stored in the estate for refinement
prior to release. This wine expresses the unique character of Mocenni’s and Chianti Classico
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red colour. Incense, red berries, citrus marmalade, a full bouquet
of distinct aromas that make this wine unique. The tannin weave is very refined and balanced.
The acid note, typical of Sangiovese, confers a particular length and vivacity to the taste that is
full, sapid and elegant. This wine in its own unique and unmistakable manner, expresses the
characteristic salinity, minerality of the terrain. Excellent and unique expression of Sangiovese.
Serving suggestions: traditional accompaniments are red meat (both fresh and salted), game, and mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18°C. Open and decant at least 1 hour ahead of time. Store at a constant
temperature of circa 17°C away from light.