Our Chianti Classico Riserva takes its name and its unmistakable spirit from its birthplace in the heart of Tuscany. Rooted in history – the Romans cultivated grapes in the region over 700 years ago – this classic wine has had a long and aristocratic history throughout the world. The nuanced, layered tastes of this wine begin with the blending of juice from three different grape varietals; predominantly Sangiovese with the addition of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. We use a two-stage fermentation process to develop the wine to its full, round flavor and character. After two years of aging in French oak barrels, and an additional 3 months aging after bottling, it is released to the market and ready for you to share at your table.
GRAPES: Sangiovese (85%), Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%)
PRODUCTION ZONE: Chianti Classico
ALTITUDE: 1,150 – 1,800 ft. above sea level
ALCOHOL LEVEL: 13.5% vol.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 61 - 65° F
RECOMMENDED GLASS: A large glass, narrowing at the rim
TYPE OF SOIL: Schist and sandstone marl
TRAINING SYSTEM: Spurred Cordon and Guyot
PLANT DENSITY: 1,335 – 2,075 per acre
HARVEST PERIOD: October 1st – October 20th
AGING POTENTIAL: 6-8 years