Designation: Chianti Classico DOCG
History of the wine: This is the basic wine of the Pieve di San Cresci vineyard. The top quality grapes come from both old and new vines, and aging is carried out using small and large oak barrels. Freshness and complexity are the two essential characteristics of this wine.
Grapes: Sangiovese 90%, other red grapes 10%.
Production area: Chianti hills between 250 and 400 m above sea level with southern and south-western exposure.
Terrain: Clayey, calcareous marl.
Growing system: Spurred cordon with 6-8 buds.
Yield per hectare: maximum 70 quintali (100 kg).
Harvesting: Selected bunches of grapes are harvested by hand during the last ten days of September and the first few days of October.
Vinification: The grapes are vinified at a controlled temperature of between 25° C and 28° C. The maceration occurs over 12-15 days with repeated pump-overs and the malalactic fermentation completed.
Maturation and aging: The wine is moved to French oak barrels (50%) and Slavonic oak barrels (50%) for approximately 10 to 12 months.
Refinement in bottles has a duration of 12 months at a stable temperature of 15° C and 16° C.
Type of bottle: Bourdeaux.
Colour: Deep ruby red with hints of purple.
Aroma: Floral and fruity aromas with wild flower and red fruit scent.
Taste: This wine is full-bodied and well-balanced. with delicate tannins, good structure and persistent finish.