Chianti Riserva

Appellation: Chianti Riserva DOCG
Grape: Sangiovese blend
Characteristics of the Territory
Estate: Poggiotondo
Altitude: 100 metres
Surface: 50 hectares
Exposure: south west
Planting Density: 6250 vine stocks/hectares
Training System: VSP with Guyot pruning
Soil type: Soil of marine origin, calcareous with a high presence of white sea shells that impart elegance and complexity to the vines.
Climate: owing to the proximity of the Mediterranean, the western part of Chianti region has a milder climate resulting in a good balance of the wines.
Vinification and Ageing
Yield per Hectare: 900-950 gms/vine to produce 6t/hectare. In August green harvest takes place to limit final production.
Harvesting: September/October
Vinification: the grapes enter oak and concrete fermenters using the gravity flow system. Fermentation takes place using native yeasts. The wine goes through an extended maceration of 10 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally. The Riserva is aged for approximately 20 months in 54 HL untoasted oack cask.
Tasting Notes: deep garnet red in colour, intense complex aromas of dark berry fruits, green leafy herbs and a dark chariness fill the glass, the mouth is consistent with the complexity of the aromas, dark berry fruits are quickly surrounded by savoury herbs and spices with hints of tar, complimented with fine juicy tannins which fill the mouth and a long dry minerally finish.