Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva D.O.P.

The vineyard: “vigneto del mezzogiorno” and “vigneto della mattina”.
Blend: Sangiovese 90%, Syrah 10%.
Age of the vines: 10-20 years.
Orientation of the vines: sud – est/ovest.
Soil type: sand (79%), clay (15%) and light loam (6%).
Density of planting: 5.000 per ha.
Height above sea level: 335-365 meters above sea level
Per hectare yield: 45 Hl/Ha.
Manuring: Manure and green manure techniques.
Holistic agricultural practice.
Winemaking: The grapes are hand picked in 10kg plastic boxes then further selected by hand on the sorting table. Maceration lasts for 12 days at a controlled temperature of 25°C, with frequent pumping over of the must. Gentle pressing and further aging in small oak barrels of 5 Hl for 12 months. A further 6 months aging in stainless steel barrels and then another 12 months in the bottle.
Bottling: during the waning moons of June and July.
Production: 12.000 bottles.

VINEYARD & SOIL

Name of vineyard: noon vineyard, morning vineyard.
Wind rose: south/east and west.
Grapes: 90% sangiovese, 10% syrah.
Soil type: sand (79%) with some clay (15%) and light silt (6%). Sand with fossils.
Plants per ha: 5 000.
Production per ha: 70 hl. 9 300 bottles/year.

VINIFICATION

Ripe, juicy grapes are picked and loaded into large casks, filling up each with no more than 10 kg. Berries are later carefully selected and destemmed with the help of a vibrating table. They are then being macerated for 13 days in a controlled environment, where the temperature doesn’t rise above 28°C and are continuously exposed to frequent bâtonnage.
Softly crushed and then placed into small oak barrels from 2,25 to 5 hl grapes are kept to mature for 18 months from December to the June of next year in stainless steel tanks, followed by 5 months of ageing in the bottle.

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Description

A true classic in an elegant ensemble!

This wine introduces itself with a brilliant purple-hued ruby red colour. A delicate, yet intense bouquet of black cherries, violets and roses convey a juicy fruity&floral fantasy, unravelling with profound earthy undertones, forming a perfectly complex full-bodied treat. The impeccably framed and carefully refined vibrant acidity of the Sangiovese grapes brings a wonderful, gentle liveliness to the mouth. Medium to full-body, it embraces smooth, sweetly polished tannins that make this CHIANTI COLLI SENESI RISERVA a deliciously eloquent, mouthwatering everyday wine with an elegant, silky-textured palate. Drinks beautifully now and will age over the next 8-10 years.
Preferably served at room temperature with cured meat.

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