CHIANTI RISERVA

CHIANTI RISERVA

Controlled denomination

DOCG Chianti

Production area

Castelfiorentino, Montespertoli

Grape variety

Sangiovese, Merlot, Colorino

Harvest period

Merlot first decade of September, Colorino and Sangiovese the last decade of September.

Growing system

Guyot and spurred cordon

Density for hectare

5.000 vines/hectare

Soil type

Medium mixture soil

Vineyard altitude

150 mt slm

Yield

50 Q.li/Ha

Fermentation

The grapes are fermented separately in cement and steel vats with selected yeast. the period of maceration is different for each grape and every vintage, the temperature is between 28-30°C with frequent pumping over and delestage everyday to foster the ceding of phenols. malolactic fermentation occurs spontaneously immediately after alcoholic fermentation

Maturation in wood

Maturation in wood for 18 months in 25 HL Slavonian oak barrels. it is then assembled in cement, clarified and aged in the bottle for a further 6 months.

Bottle Aging

6 months minimum

Color

Brilliant ruby red with burgundy tinges after maturation

Aroma

Intense with marked notes of undergrowth (blueberry, black cherry , cherry and morello cherry) complemented by pleasant floral scents (violet and iris) and spicy

Flavor

Extremely elegant , soft and enveloping wine, with silky and gentle tannin, but at the same time powerful. Well strucutured , long lasting in the mouth.

Alcohol

13,5%

Food pairing

Roasteed and grilled meats, half - aged cheese

Serving temperature

18 °C in wide glasses with mouth to close.

Size

CL.75

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