Color: Ruby red with garnet hues
Aroma: Powerfully aromatic with cherry, plum, and tobacco with notes of eucalyptus, chocolate, and spicy white pepper. Complexity of expression authentic to Sangiovese and Chianti Classico.
Tasting profile: Full-bodied and powerfully fruity with elegant tannins perfectly supported by a good acidity. The fi nish is characterized by pleasantly sweet tobacco, plums, and balsamic herbs.
Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is produced with grapes meticulously selected during harvest. The picking started at the third week of September and ended the first week of October. The vintage 2014 shows a vivid fruity note, with spicy hints and great elegance. Fermentation: Aided by racking and punch-downs, fermentation took place in thermo-controlled stainless-steel vats at an average temperature of 82°F for 10 days. Post-fermentation maceration on the skins continued for an additional 10 days. The wine was transferred to concrete vats for malolactic fermentation.
A total of 36 months: the fi rst 12 months in concrete vats, followed by 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels (about 925–2,000 gallons), and fi nally 12 months in barriques and tonneax.
- VARIETAL COMPOSITION:
- 85% Sangiovese
- 10% Merlot
- 5% Colorino
- Alcohol content: 14.5% by volume