Tuscany: Beconcini Antiche Vie Chianti
BLEND: Sangiovese (70%) Trebbiano, Malvasia nera (30%)
GROWING AREA: San Miniato Tuscany, Italy.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred cordon.
HARVEST PERIOD: First and second third of September. SOILS PROFILE: Base of sandstone, with Considerable intrusion of Pliocene marine fossil formations, well integrated with abundant clay and high PH.
ALTITUDE: 100-150 mt a.s.l.
VINEYARD DENSITY: 7,000 vines per hectare.
YIELD PER VINE: 1,5 kg grapes VINIFICATION: In temperature-controlled glass-lined cement vats, with 20 days’ maceration on the skins.
MATURATION: 6 months in glass-lined vats AGEING: 4 months in glass
RECOMMENDATIONS: Store the bottle on its side at 20° or less. Avoid full light. Uncork at least an hour before serving.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: First courses, even quite formal in style, white meats, young cheeses, smooth charcuterie, fish cooked in red wine.
SENSORY PROFILE: Color lively ruby Nose rich and heady, redolent of violets and ripe dark cherry Palate rounded, with firm body, tangy acidity, and lingering finish.