Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

The most important wine for the estate, our Chianti Classico Riserva is meticulously crafted from the best Sangiovese grapes coming from our vineyards. Fermented and aged in French oak, then refined in the bottle for at least a year.

Rich and elegant, it has a deep, garnet red color with swaths of mineral cherry fruit, layered with tobacco and dried herbs all underlined by a firm grip of refined tannins. It pairs well with pastas with red sauces, roasted and grilled meats, game, aged cheeses.

We recommend waiting at least 5 to 6 years from vintage for consumption; can be cellared for 10 - 12 years.

Harvest period: Sangiovese, from Oct 1st to Oct 15th; Merlot, from Sep 20th to Sep 30th; Alicante Bouschet, from Sep 25th to Oct 10th.

Harvest method: Manual in small baskets, immediately brought to the cellar for de-stemming. Manual berry-byberry selection (triage) before slight crush and filling of temperature-controlled fermentation tanks (30 HL French oak vats).

Characteristics

Colour:Deep ruby red.
Aroma:Elegant fragrance of red fruits and spices.
Palate:Well-balanced, velvety, excellent structure, prolonged concentrated finish.
Serving:Serving Temperature of 18-20 °C (65-68 °F). Uncork at least one hour before drinking, preferably two.

Food Pairings

Pastas with red sauces, roast & grilled meats/game, cheeses, traditional Tuscan cooking.