Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2013

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2013

Certosa di Pontignano

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2013

The Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Certosa di Pontignano is the perfect expression of Chianti Classico’s terroir and celebrates the rebirth of the Certosa’s winemaking tradition. Made with a selection of the best Sangiovese grapes (with the addition of a small percentage of Canaiolo and Colorino) growing around the south-western area of the Certosa di Pontignano, the Chianti Classico Riserva is an extremely elegant wine with a full, complex body and a bouquet rich in ripe red fruits, violet, vanilla. A well-structured wine that, according to the procedures required by Chianti Classico product specifications, is aged in French oak barrels for about 17 months, followed by minimum 4-month-long period of bottle-aging.

Production Area

Chianti Classico

Technical Notes

90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino
17 mesi
Alcohol content:
Total Acidity:
5,7 g/l
Serving temperature:
18° C

Agronomic aspects

300 mt sml
sud, sud-ovest
Soil composition:
clay, marlstone, limestone, alberese
Training system:
spurred cordon
Vine density:
5,500 vines on average per hectare
Age of the vines:
10 - 15 years
Yield per hectare:
Average production per vine:
1.2 Kg
Winemaking Process

The vinification initiates with a spontaneous fermentation developed in 75 Hl cement casks only with indigenous yeast, during 14 days at a controlled temperature of 26-28°C. The malolactic fermentation develops in a natural way. The aging process is made in non-toasted French oak casks for about 17 months. The bottle aging lasts for at least 4months

Tasting Notes
deep ruby with garnet tints
clean, pronounced ripe red fruit aromas like cherry and strawberry
intense and round, with a perfect balance between acidity and tannins

Full body with intense and well integrate tannins. Aromas of ripe red fruits, violet and vanilla flavours.

Ideal cheese and grilled meat.



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