Toscana

La Sala

chianti classico docg

Grape Varieties 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot

Altitude 200-310  meter above sea level

Soil Alberese Limestone and Red Clay

 

Training System Spurred Cordon System, 5.000 plants per hectare

 

Yields Per Hectare 65 q. grapes to hectare

 

Harvest Merlot middle September, Sangiovese middle October

 

Vinification Fermentation and Maceration at a set temperature at no more than 25 °C.

 

Ageing The ageing process lasts 15 months; half of the grapes are aged in a 38 hl. French oak barrel, the other half, in a steel barrel

 

Bottle Ageing 6 months

Tasting Notes This wine has a medium ruby red colour, a really intense and typical Sangiovese aroma, red fruits forward, floral and slightly spicy. On the palate is soft and fresh, with a good acidity and delicate tannins. Medium length, really pleasant

 

Food Pairings Ideal with local cuisine meat dishes such as Florentine tripe, beans, Charcuterie, soft cheese, pork loin, roasted lamb   

awards

James Suckling

2014: 90 points

2015: 91 points

2016: 90 points

Wine Spectator

2016: 92 points

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