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Chianti

Chianti

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Chianti-Chianti
Regional history.

Centuries of regional history are encapsulated in this wine, which is famous across the whole world. Read the name Chianti, and you think of hills, villages, parish churches and farmhouses, where time stands still, preserving beauty and taste, keeping them authentic and intact, just as they once were.

Classification
Chianti DOCG

Alcohol content
13%

Area of production
The hills of Vinci and the surrounding towns

Wine type
85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% other red grapes

Awards and Recognitions
2020 Yearbook of the Best Italian Wines by Luca Maroni - 96 points, best wine in the "acquistability" category

Bottled history:

How it is made

The ripe grapes are picked and vinified for red wine, with maceration of the skins for around 8 days. The fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 28-29°C, with frequent pumping over and délastage to fully dissolve the anthocyanins, giving the wine intensity and persistence. The wine is aged until March in temperature-controlled vats.

Vintage 2018
The vines germinated early in 2018, due to temperatures higher than the seasonal average in March and April, followed by a relatively rainy May. The summer was good, with scattered rainfall, and September brought a series of sunny days, which helped the grapes to ripen with the correct phenolic and aromatic qualities.

Vinification
Maceration of the skins for around 8 days. Temperature-controlled fermentation at 28-29°C.

Aging
The wine is aged until March in temperature-controlled vats.

Harvest
From the 20th September to the 10th October 2018.

Average altitude of the vineyards
From 40 to 130m MSL.

Terrain type
Shell-rich Pliocene alluvial deposits

Training system
Primarily Guyot, but also spurred cordon, and for the oldest vineyards, Tuscan bow

Awards and Recognitions
Chianti-Chianti

Taste the creativity:

Colour
The color is deep purple.

Serving temperature
16-18°C

Aromas of spices
The perfume is intense and persistent, and features fruity notes of cherry, followed by light spiced aromas, in particular black pepper. It is decisive on the palate, with tannins that are prominent, but not very astringent, and relatively soft.

Pairs well with
Cold meats and cheeses, pasta with light meat-based sauces, white meat dishes, pizza.

Main aromas
A pleasant, intense, long-lasting taste, with a good flavour-olfactory structure, decidedly refined.