chianti classico docg
GRAPE:90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo Nero, 5% Malvasia Nera
CITY: Barberino Val d’Elsa
SOIL: Clay – Limestone, with a good stone skeleton
COLOR: Deep ruby-red with purple highlights
NOSE: Lively and fresh nose, characterized by a very intense cherry and wood-berry scent, well harmonized and non intrusive
TASTE: Medium/full-bodied, crisp and vivid, it has velvety tannins and a long delicious finish
In the heart of Chianti Classico territory, at an altitude of 420m above sea level, the vineyards of Casa Emma are a classic example of the charm of the Chianti countryside. Together with the most important grape variety of Chianti the “Sangiovese”, which covers about 80% of the property, at Casa Emma we grow other ancient, yet traditional grapes like “Canaiolo” and “Malvasia Nera”, as well as the international “Merlot” exclusively used for the Super Tuscan wine.
Casa Emma Chianti Classico DOCG is fermented in stainless steel vats with 10 to 15 days of maceration over the skins with frequent “pump-overs” to enhance the extraction of flavours and phenolic components. After the malolactic fermentation the wine spends a period of one year in small French oak barrel called “barriques” (225 Litres or 60 Gallons).
Consequently the wine is bottled and spends other three months at the winery to sharpen and to recover from the bottling shock.
Average production: 65.000 bts – Yield: 2.6 T/acre – Alcohol: 13.5% - Acidity: 5.9 g/l – PH: 3.34
2015: 91 points
2016: 92 points
2010: 92 points
2015: 91 points (smart buys)
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