2006

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

SCORES
Wine Spectator - 91 pts
James Suckling - 93 pts
Robert Parker - 90 pts
Wine Enthusiast - 92 pts
Decanter - 4 Stars

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