CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG WINE FROM TUSCANY
(Chianti Classico DOCG from Greve, Florence)
The expression Chianti Classico suggests the oldest and most genuine area in the homonym region. As a matter of fact, it is a vast area in Tuscany and is divided into 7 sub-zones, each one producing its red wine with a specific name and label.
90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Chianti Classico DOCG retains an intense ruby red colour. It expresses strong fruit and spicy notes, such as berries, plums and cinnamon. In addition, the notes of skin-leather and sweet tobacco enrich its bouquet making it complex and deep. On the palate, it is powerful and harmonious, as well as balanced, with a good structure. Chianti Classico DOCG is a hugging and warm wine, especially because the tannins are ripe and therefore pleasant in the mouth. The alcoholic feelings are perfect along with the slight ultimate acidity, which makes each sip definitely persistent.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Full-body Red
PARING – What do I pair with?
Grilled meats will reach the most of their taste beside the Chianti Classico DOCG by Villa Calcinaia, which is a true gourmet wine.
ABOUT VILLA CALCINAIA
Villa Calcinaia is the heart of the Capponi family; from generation to generation, family members give new life to the fields, woods, vineyards and cellars, as every spring brings life to the earth. And what could be a better example of this continuous renewal than wine? At every harvest, the family shares the hopes, concerns, pride, and commitment that is part of the job.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins at the end of September and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the fermentation tanks. The maceration lasts approximately 20 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time in stainless steel tanks. After the wine goes directly in French oak barrels, where, in conclusion, matures for 12 months.
Consequently ageing, Chianti Classico DOCG remains 6 months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from September 20th to October 10th
Chianti Classico DOCG – More Details
ABV: 14,5% Vol
VOLUME: 750 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 4.000