The Palio of Siena takes place in the summertime when the vines on the Sienese hills are full of life. The vines parallel the excitement of the people during the Palio days. As the horses quiver with excitement at the starting line, “al canapo”, so do Sienese hearts quicken.
Grape varietal: Sangiovese 100%
Soil: terrain with ample skeleton – rock of the Montagnola hills.
Vinification and aging: after the process of destemming the grapes are macerated for
approximately 10 days in stainless steel tanks. During this phase, the wine completes
alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of 25° C to fully bring out varietal character and
conserve fruity and flora notes. After racking the wine completes malolactic fermentation
and it is aged for approximately six months at the I Colli estate prior to bottling.
Tasting notes: ruby-red in color, the wine is very fresh and pleasantly rounded. An
elegant bouquet with intense fresh fruit aromas and floral hints. Brings to mind cherries,
strawberries, pink grapefruit and violets. Well-structured, soft and harmonious. It is
meant to be drunk young in order to appreciate its freshness and its bouquet.
Serving suggestions: an excellent accompaniment for pasta, white and red meat, cheese.
Serving temperature: 18° C. Store at a constant temperature of 17° C, away from light.
ap legend: It is produced only on a limited portion of the province of Siena.
egend: We are dedicating our Chianti Colli Senesi “Al canapo” to Siena, the city that represents our history and tradition of the Palio. The Palio is in the essence of Siena, taking place in summertime when the vines on the Sienese hills are full of life and transmitting enthusiasm. The vines parallel the excitement and expectations of the Sienese people during the Palio days. As the horses quiver with excitement at the starting line, “al canapo”, so do the Sienese hearts quicken. With its ruby red color and its minerality, our “Al canapo” wine brings back those special moments of joyful anticipation.