This wine is obtained from the best of the Chianti DOCG; it is round on the palate and it has a deep red colour which is almost impenetrable to light. It is aged in French oak, in which malolactic fermentation takes place, and the wood confers on it the hint of underlying spicy notes. The tertiary notes are lighter because casks are used for aging instead of barrels, so that the characteristics of the grape variety stand out on the palate and not those of the wood. The Riserva should be served at room temperature (between 12 and 14°C), goes well with game, red meat and, more generally, with typical traditional Tuscan dishes.
- Grape variety: prevalently sangiovese piccolo with the addition of cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
- Harvest: carried out by hand in crates from 22 to 27 September.
- Vinification: achieved in stainless-steel containers with a maximum temperature of 28°, with 15 days’ maceration and slight pigeage.
- Aging: carried out in 500 litre French oak barrels for at least 12 months.
- Tasting notes: ruby red colour of good intensity with light garnet reflections, a typical aroma with notes of red fruits, tobacco, oak and mineral notes and a round, harmonious taste with good structure, soft tannins and a lovely long, lingering finish.