Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

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 | Winery: La Sala

GRAPE: Varieties Sangiovese 90% and Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

ALTITUDE: 200-310 meter above sea level
SOIL: Alberese Limestone, Galestro(Schist) and Red Clay

Awards

James Suckling

2013: 92 points

2015: 94 points

2016: 92 points

Wine Spectator

2016: 93 points

Tech Sheet


Training System Spurred cordon System (5.000 Plants to hectare)

Yield Per Hectare 45 q. grapes to hectare

Harvest Sangiovese middle October, Cabernet Sauvignon end October

Vinification Maceration takes 3 weeks and is done in steel barrels at a temperature of 30 °C

Ageing Ageing lasts a minimum of 18 months, half of the wine has been aged in 38hl. French oak Barrel, the other half in French barriques(3rd and 4th passage).

Bottle Ageing 6 months

Tasting Notes Deep ruby colour, with a delicate dried fruit taste. Very complex yet elegant nose with lots of spicy and balsamic notes. On the palate is vibrant, mineral and velvety, with a dense, soft and ripe tannins structure. Impressive length and elegant finish

Food Pairing Ideal match for red meat dishes such as Florentine T-bone steak.
Roasted Lamb, wild boar and Venison are perfect pairing with the complexity and the spicy character of the wine