The wine is called "Riserva" because the property rights in the past let the owner "reserve" his most precious belongings for himself only-
Denomination: Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Grape varietals: Sangiovese and a small percentage of complementary varietals
Location of vineyards: The grapes are selected from Macialla Vineyard, near Quercegrossa. The terrain is characterized by a structure and composition ideal for grapevines.
Altitude: 420-450 m.
Exposure: South /southwest
Soil: For the most part alberese and galestro
Training system: Cordon spur
Vineyard density: 5.200 vines per hectare
Vinification and aging: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats and maceration lasts for 18 – 21 days at a controlled temperature of 28/30°C. Shortly after malolactic fermentation the wine is transferred into oaken barriques – not new ones- where fermentation takes place and where it is aged for 15 months. The bottled wine then remains a further 12/15 months stored in the cellar for refinement prior to its release on the market.
Color: Intense ruby red
Nose: An ample, complex bouquet with mineral notes, incense, spices, citrus and mint.
Taste: Very balanced and smooth reveals alla aspects of the Sangiovese grape which gave birth to it. Red berries, spices and violet. Rich, mineral and elegant wine.
Notes: Maintains its characteristic properties and improves over time.
Serving suggestions: Traditional accompaniments are red meat (both roasts and salted), game, and mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18° C. Open 1 hour ahead of time.
Conservation: Store at a constant temperature of circa 17C° away from light
Formats: 750 ml
ap legend: The wine is called “Riserva” because the property rights in the past let the owner “reserve” his most precious belongings for himself only.