Made from Sangiovese grapes blended with 10 percent Merlot from the vineyard below the church.
The grapes come from the vineyards around the village of Cortine.
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Appellation: Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Production area: municipality loc. Cortine, municipality of Barberino Tavarnelle
Vineyard elevation: between 300 mt and 370 mt
Harvest: first ten days of October, harvested entirely by hand
Vinification: in cement tanks (after 2 days of cold pre-maceration) fermentation through the use of native yeasts with long macerations of about 20 days.
Spontaneous malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 14 months in French wood tonneau, subsequent 3 months in bottle
Alcohol content 13.5 % vol.
Intense ruby red in color, it presents itself to the nose with an olfactory succession where ripe fruit, floral and spicy notes predominate, as well as an unmistakable woody note.
On the palate it reveals itself structured, balanced and soft in the mouth, fresh, rightly tannic, very persistent in the aftertaste.
Braised and stewed meats in general, game.
Serving temperature: 18 degrees