La Ghirlanda Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.

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This wine benefits from Tuscany’s centuries-old tradition in selecting Sangiovese grapes. It is the wine which best represents the estate and its bond with the Chianti Classico territory.

 

Denomination: Chianti Classico DOCG
Grape varietals: 100% Sangiovese
Vineyards: La Ghirlanda vineyard, located on the Mocenni estate, near Vagliagli, in the townsip of
Castelnuovo Berardenga, one of the most fortunate positions in Tuscany. The terrain is rich in Galestro
and Alberese stones, ideal for grapevines. South exposure. Altitude 450 meters / 1500 feet
Soil: Alberese and Galestro stones, sand 33%, clay 33%, silt 33%
Vinification and aging: fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats where maceration lasts 16
– 18 days at a controlled temperature of 28/30°Celcius. Shortly after malolactic fermentation
the wine is transferred into oak barriques – not brand new ones – where it is aged for 10/15
months. The bottled wine then remains a further 12 months stored in the cellar for refinement
prior to its release.
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red in color. An ample and complex bouquet, with distinct notes of
flowers, fresh fruit and spices. The palate is vigorous and vibrant, and a lovely acidic vein fused
with much flavor make this and ample and balanced wine. Elegant and soft tannins. The finish and
aftertaste are persistent and lingering. A true and authentic expression of Sangiovese.
Serving suggestions: Traditional accompaniments are red meat (both roasts and salted), game
and mature cheeses. Modern cuisine pairs this wine successfully with typical Mediterranean first
courses.
Serving temperature: 18C° – open 1 hour ahead of time. Store at a constant temperature of
circa 17C° away from light.

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ap egend: It is called “Classico” because “classically” Chianti wine was produced only in a small territory delimited by the historic will of local winemakers.

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egend: La Ghirlanda (garland in English) has always been the toponym of the woods right below Tenuta Mocenni. We believe the name derives from the round shape of the land these woods grow on, but it is also the symbol of well-deserved glory. It is a beautiful name and it seems appropriate to us.

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