A Chianti Classico with character. This is due without exception to the Sangiovese. Riccardo and Massimiliano Lanza have given the Merlot, which once accompanied it, its own bottling, so that the great red grape variety of Tuscany has its own special place.
Grown on a limestone-rich south-eastern slope at an altitude of almost 500 metres, it was harvested at the beginning of October, fermented spontaneously in a cement cistern and then matured for two years in large used wooden barrels.
The resulting wine has all the characteristics of a typical Chianti Classico. It is puristic, direct and precise and suggests cherries, violets and oranges. Ripe tannins and a well-integrated acidity give it a concentrated flavour. Bursting with energy, it is lively but never aggressive and captivates on the finish with fine red fruit flavours.
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese
Cultivation method: organic
Vineyard: Limestone & clay soils
Harvest: by hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeasts in cement
Ageing: 24 months in large wooden barrels
SO₂: < 50 mg/l
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol.
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 16-18°C
Perfect drinking maturity: from now - 2030
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€22.25/l)
Maxime: All winegrowers listed with Vinonudo work with compost, organic fertiliser and natural preparations in their vineyards and refrain from using herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers.