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Vin Santo del Chianti Classico Doc
Awards Vintage 2006Vinous - Antonio Galloni 201595/100I Vini di Veronelli 2017Super 3 starsWine Spectator 201795/100Ernesto Gentili 201792/100
Made with carefully chosen Sangioveto grapes fermented and matured in sealed oak barrels
It is named “Partridge eye” because of it’s garnet colour with an amber edge.
A rainy spring with ups and downs in temperature was followed by a dry, sultry summer with high temperatures. During harvest moderate temperatures with cool nights resulted in optimal maturation and healthy grape clusters.
Harvest period: 19th September-11th October
Garnet color with amber hues along the edge. Aroma of plum jam, seasoned leather, with spicy notes and a hint of oak. Full-bodied, lush, with an intriguing mix of balsamic notes, candied citrus, and spices
Location: Sangiovese grapes from the best vineyards
Altitude and orientation: 260-370 m. s.l.m. Sud, S-W
Soil: Clay, and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 22 years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5500-6600
Grape varieties: Sangiovese
Vinification: The bunches are then carefully selected and left to dry in well-ventilated rooms. Fermentation with wild yeast and ageing take place in small oak casks.
Ageing: 8 years in cask and oak barriques
No. of bottles produced: 2300
Alcoholic content (%): 14,5
Recommended serving temperature: 12-14°C
Combinings: typical Tuscan desserts.