Tuscany:San Felice Chianti Classico

$19.50

Good weather conditions allowed a good quantity and excellent quality production, with perfect phenolic maturation in all vineyards, guaranteeing wines suitable for long aging.

VINEYARD LOCATION San Felice (Castelnuovo Berardenga, Siena) .

SOIL PROFILE Medium-textured, predominantly calcareous marl breakdown of alberese and galestro limestones, with abundant gravel-pebble mixture. Some extension into silt- and sand-rich soils.

GRAPES Sangiovese 80%, Colorino 10%, Pugnitello 10%

HARVEST Third week of September through first week of October

VINIFICATION AND MATURATION 8-10 days fermentation on the skins at 28-30 °C, followed by malolactic fermentation in steel. Maturation in large Slavonian oak casks for 10-12 months, followed by 2 months in bottle.

TASTING NOTES & PAIRINGS Luminous ruby red. Scents of cherry, raspberry, and sweet violets. Dry on the palate, showing subtle tannins and a fresh, crisp acidity. At its best when partnered with antipasti, full-flavored first courses and most red meats.

 

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