Appellation: Chianti Colli Senesi
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: 90 % Sangiovese; 10% Merlot
Vineyard: In the commune of Sinalunga, southeast of Siena and northeast of Montepulciano.
Orientation: South, southwest. 200-550 m.
Soil: Predominantly loam and sand with some clay and a larger proportion of stone and chalk.
Viticulture: Simple Guyot with average yield of 40-45 hl /hectare (1.78-2 tons/acre). Exclusively by hand, at various times in October.
Vinification: Automatic daily punch-downs during fermentation at 28-30oC, followed by 10-12 day maceration.
Aging: Draining-off after fermentation and transfer in March to small and medium-sized casks for 8-12 months’ maturation. 4-6 months’ bottle-ageing.
Production: 26,665 cs made.
So much fruit and richness for this appellation. Medium to full body, round and velvety tannins and a dried fruit, spice and light oak aftertaste. Drink now. Extremely well done. - James Suckling 92 Points