Chianti Classico Docg 2008
The Chianti Classico is composed of 90% Sangiovese grape and other red grapes. Wine with a strong character.
The grapes have been harvested by hand by the end of September- early October .
Altitude - 300-420 mt
Exposure - South, south-west
Soil - Limestone, calcareous,pebbles
Training method - Spur-pruned cordon
Vineyard density - average of 5.000 plants/ha
Age of vineyard - 5-15 years
Yield / ha - 70 q.al
Yield / plant - 1.3 kg.
Harvest - late September - early October
Alcohol content - 13.5%
80% of the wine is aged in the wooden vats made of French oak, 20% is aged into French and American barriques for about 12 months, bottle ageing for further 6 months.
Maceration in wooden vats by 8000 l. for 10 days at 28° after a pre-maceration for 3 days at 5°.
Post-maceration for a 3-5 days at 28°.
The malo-lactic fermentation starts spontaneously.
Appearance - limpid, deep ruby with violet shade, quite thick.
Aroma - fruity, cherry and plum confiture, lightly spicy with black pepper and juniper notes.
Taste - dry, warm, soft, quite fresh, quite tannic, full, balanced, intense and persistent, fine.
Final comments - harmonious, ready.
Suggestions - perfect with meat, rice or pasta with sauce, truffle or mushroom, perfect alone.
Drink at - 20°C, best in decanter, uncork 1 hour before serving.
Total production - 190.000 (0.750 lt.) - 20.000 (0.375 lt.) - 1.500 ( 1.500 lt.) - 100 ( 3.000 lt.)
Packaging: Cardboard case/6 bottles (0.750 lt ) or by 12 (0.375 lt).
Magnum and Double Magnum single-packed in wooden case.