What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VINTAGE 2018BOTTLE SIZES 375 ML, 750 ML, 1.5 L, 3 L, 5 LCOUNTRY ItalyREGION TuscanyAPPELLATION Chianti ClassicoWINE TYPE RedVARIETALS SangioveseORGANICPracticingVINEYARDVigneto Rancia, located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, northeast of Siena and in the southern part of the Chianti Classico production area.SOILQuartzitic blue-grey sandstone, stratified sand and calcareous alberese mixed with alluvial pebbles. Limestone-sand marl galestro in the higher areas.VITICULTURENew plantings in recent years have utilised the massal selection genetic material gathered from the old Rancia vineyard. Simple Guyot with an average yield of 40-45 hl/ha (2.3-2.6 tons/acre).VINIFICATIONGrapes de-stemmed and crushed, then fermented at 28-30°C, with automatic daily punch-downs, followed by 12-15-day maceration.AGINGAt end of fermentation, wine goes into small and medium oak barrels in March-April for 12-18 months’ maturation. The lots are blended and bottled, with 6-10 months’ ageing in glass.