NAME: Chianti DOCG
VARIETY/GRAPE: Sangiovese (at least 70%) and other complimentary red wines
HARVEST: last week of September
VINIFICATION AND REFINEMENT:
The period of maceration with the grape skins is circa 10 – 12 days with focused interventions on pressing the wines for the extraction of nobile and elegant tannins. The wine ferments in stainless steel vessels at a controlled temperature of 25oC this way the floreal and fruity notes of each variety are expressed.
At the end of the fermentation process, the wine refines in stainless steel vessels for about 1 year and in bottles for a further 3 to 4 months.
With an intense colour of ruby red, the olfactory senses are stimulated with hints of strawberry and cherry followed by floral scents of violet.
It is medium-bodied, has a good level of acidity and hits the palate with dry and sapid notes with soft tannins that cover the palate for a prolongued finale.
Serving temeprature: 18oC
Ideally served with red meat, roasts and wild game but also marries very well with matured cheeses and full-flavoured pasta dishes.