Toscana

Casa Emma

chianti classico DOCG

GRAN SELEZIONE

GRAPE: 100% Sangiovese

CITY: Barberino Val d’Elsa

SOIL: Clay – Limestone, with a good stone skeleton

COLOR: Brilliant ruby-red with light garnet highlights

NOSE: Intense and elegant it is an explosion of fruit and spices with fascinating balsamic note

TASTE: Full-bodied and round with thick, soft tannins, vibrant acidity and a long elegant finish. (Meant to age for at least 20 years)

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 GRAN SELEZIONE DOCG is fermented in oak barrels with 15 to 18 days of maceration over the skins with frequent “pump-overs” to enhance the extraction of flavors and phenolic components. After the malolactic fermentation the wine spends a period of three years in big oak barrel called “botti” (10,000 Litres or 2,650 Gallons). After bottling it spends another year of bottle ageing at the winery to sharpen and harmonize all its components.

Average production: 1,486 bts – Yield: 0.88 T/acre – Alcohol: 14% - Acidity: 6.3 g/l – PH: 3.00

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James Suckling

2013: 94 points

Wine Spectator

2010: 91 points

2012: 92 points

2013: 92 points

Wine Enthusiast

2010: 92 points

2013: 89 points

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