Chianti riserva D.O.C.G
"Vigna del 1928"

Appellation: Chianti Riserva DOCG
Grape Variety: Sangiovese blend

The Vineyard
Estate: Poggiotondo
Altitude: 100 metres
Surface: 0,85 hectares
Exposure: south east
Planting Density: 5950 vines/hectare
Training System: VSP with Guyot pruning
In 1928 a small vineyard was planted in Cerreto Guidi with Tuscan grapes from the original Chianti blend: Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. From these old vines we produce this Chianti Riserva named after the year it was planted: Vigna del 1928". It shows great elegance and complexity; characteristics derived from the limestone soil and the age of vines. 
Soil Type: soil of marine origin, calcareous with a high presence of white sea shells that impart elegance and complexity to the wines.
Climate: thanks to the vineyard's location, the wind keeps the grapes healthy and allows the fruit to achieve complete ripeness.
Vinification and Tasting Notes
Vinification:
Grapes were hand picked in small 16 kilo cases and then delivered to the winery and gently destemmed and crushed. Grapes were not pumped but went into the fermenters with a gravity flow system. They were fermented in old rolling oak fermenters of 500 liters, at a maximum of 28°C for 10-12 days. Fermentation occurred with natural native yeasts to preserve the character of the single vineyard. After primary fermentation, the wine underwent an extended maceration of 7 days, after which it was racked into tight grained old 500 liters untoasted oak cask and aged there for 20 months. The wine was bottled without any fining or filtering to preserve the integrity of the flavours.
Tasting Notes: classic Chianti aromas of violet, red fruit and spices, nervous tannins in the mid palate and vertical, vibrant.