The grapes to produce Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Rialzi” Tenuta Perano Frescobaldi had a meticulous selection, followed by temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Maceration on the skins allowed excellent polyphenolic extraction prior to gentle pressing. The young Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Rialzi” Tenuta Perano Frescobaldi was aged for 24 months in new French oak barrels, followed by further bottle ageing in the cellar, prior to release.
From the single vineyard ‘Rialzi’, where the Sangiovese vines are grown on the steep hillsides of Gaiole with a gradient of 15 to 20 degrees, up to 500 metres elevation. The vines are planted with a southern exposure, in an amphitheatre shaped vineyard which helps to maximise the exposure to the sun and concentrates the heat onto the vines. The topography and altitude keep the vines ventilated; the Tramontana wind blows from the north during the night and daytime breezes approach from the south promoting freshness in the berries. The climate provides warm, dry summers with marked temperature differences in September. This encourages an extended ripening period, concentrating the fruit flavours, while retaining balancing acidity. The soil is notable for its rich stone content and is free draining. The fruit is hand-harvested at optimum maturity.
Frescobaldi is s Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great wines across six Tuscan estates. Their style brings together tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land while focusing on the highest quality grapes for its wines. They own over 1,000 hectares of vineyard, all located in excellent areas for the production of fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, the Frescobaldi name is deeply connected with the history of art, culture, trade, finance and wine in Italy. Gambero Rosso awarded them with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.