Made with different Sangiovese clones with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, this is the “Chateau” wine, the maximum expression of the very best vineyards. Elegance and strength perfectly blended, a wine with top-notch bloodlines.
Appellation: Chianti Classico Docg Winery location: Loc. Fonterutoli - Commune of Castellina in Chianti (Si) Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon Alcohol: 13,70 % vol. Total acidity: 5,55 ‰ Vineyards location: Siepi: 260 m. (853 ft.) a.s.l.; south - southwestern exposure Fonterutoli: 450 m. (1,476 ft.) a.s.l.; west - southwestern exposure Belvedere: 300 m.(920 ft.) a.s.l.; southestern–southwestern exposure Soil: limestone Vineyards age: 12 - 25 years Training system: Spur cordon-training Nr. of vines per hectare: 4,500 - 7,600 Harvest: hand picked from September 22nd (Sangiovese), and from September 14th (Cabernet Sauvignon) Fermentation temperature: 28 - 30° C Period of maceration: 15 - 18 days Aging: Sangiovese: 16 months in small french oak barrels (225 l / 70% new) Cabernet Sauvignon: 18 months in small french oak barrels (225 l / 70% new) Bottling: July 2008 Refining in bottle: 8 months Available on the market: April 2009 Production: 80,000 bottles Formats: 375 ml - 750 ml - 1.5 l - 3 l First vintage: 1995