Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Region: Toscana


From four different local vineyards. Planted at an altitude of 450 m.asl. As the predominantly sandstone-based soil erodes, the soil becomes lighter and lime reserves are unlocked. Guyot-trained. 2 tons yielded per ha.


Grapes are manually harvested, then placed in 20 kg. boxes. Next, they are destalked and lightly crushed. Initial fermentation takes place using only naturally-occurring yeasts, and lasts 14 days at a controlled temeprature of 26 - 30° C. During this time the cap is punched down twice a day to encourage the release of the grapes' finest qualities. Maceration continues for an additional 7 days. The wine is moved to 15 - 35 hl. Slavonian oak barrels for the malolactic fermentation, for 14 months. Lastly, the wine is aged for 2 years, partly in stainless steel, until it is bottled, following a light filtration.

Grape Varieties

100% Sangioveto