Chianti Rufina Docg Riserva

We are in Chianti Rufina …. certainly a Riserva cannot be missing, which has always been considered the excellence among the wine of the territory and the expression of the best grapes ….. a lot of care in the vineyards and in fermentation process  followed by a long rest in wood makes a complex , well-structured  and long-lived wine, highly recommended by experts and wine world magazines.

Description

Classification: Chianti Rufina Docg Riserva


Varieties: 100% Sangiovese


Alcohol level: 14,5% by volume


Altitude: 350 metres above sea level


Characteristic of the soil: Rich clayey soil which guarantees high hydric retention


Yield per hectare:  An average production of 50 quintals


Visual considerations: Red ruby colour with light gamet shades a good coloured and concentrated intensity.


Fragrance considerations: lt offers a variegated and ample presence of scents from the harvest of ripe fruits to preserves of small wild fruit berries together with a typologic identification of ripe cherries.


Flavour considerations: Dry with a good structure and an excellent alcoholic presence that renders it delicate and at the same time well balanced. The aftertaste is persistent denoting a fine harmony between fragrance and taste.


Vinification:  Harvesting is clone by hand and produced by using extremely delicate methods of production.
The maceration process takes place in stainless-steel vats and is then periodically amalgamated so as to obtain a higher extraction of the colour and of scent.
During this period that lasts about 20 days the wine terminates its alcoholic fermentation at a temperature of approximatetely 28 °. The wine is subsequently in part placed in new French “barriques” (Allier and Troncasse) and the other part is placed in second-hand used “barriques” for a duration of eighteen months.
Food Combination:
lt appreciates combinations of important traditional dishes and tasty second courses.
How to serve:
Open the bottle for about 20 minutes before drinking and serve at a temperature of 18/20 °Cina wine glass.


REVIEWS:

  1. Espresso Wine Guide 2009: vintage 2005 16 points out of 20
  2. Espresso wine Guide 2010: vintage 2006 16.5 points out of20
  3. Espresso Wine Guide 2011: 16.5 points out of20
  4. Espresso Wine Guide 2012: vintage 2007 16.5/20 this is the highest score among the Reserves of Chianti Rufina area

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