Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2015

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2015

Certosa di Pontignano

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 2015

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

Varieties:
90% Sangiovese, 7% Canaiolo, 3% Colorino
Aging:
17 months
Alcohol content:
13,5%
Total Acidity:
5,7 g/l
Serving temperature:
18° C

Agronomic aspects

Altitude:
300 m above sea level
Exposition:
south, southwest
Soil composition:
silty clay soils with marl, limestone and an abundance of stones
Training system:
cordon spur converting to Guyot
Vine density:
6,250 vines per hectare
Age of the vines:
10 - 15 years
Yield per hectare:
65 q.li.
Average production per vine:
1.1 Kg
Winemaking Process

Fermentation: spontaneous fermentation with native yeast in 75HL truncated tapered unrefined concrete vats for 14 days at a maximum temperature of 26-28°C.

Aging: in large untoasted French oak barrels for about 17 months.

Refinement: minimum of 4 months in bottle.

Tasting Notes
Color:
intense ruby red with garnet highlights
Bouquet:
a mostly fruity bouquet, with marasca cherry, strawberry and slight tertiary aromas
Taste:
complex, bodied and well-structured, with well-balanced tannins. Ripe red fruit, dried violets and vanilla

 

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