Chianti Superiore

Chianti Superiore

2016

Vinification

Our Chianti blend follows the traditions of our Tuscan heritage in an area designated Chianti DOCG. The grapes, meticulously picked variety by variety, are de-stemmed separately and ferment in stainless-steel tanks; fermentation is carried out at controlled temperatures between 79° and 82° F (26° to 28° C).
The period of skin contact is approximately 2 weeks for Sangiovese and 20 days for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The extraction techniques are aimed at maximizing aroma and fragrance, soft and supple tannins, and emphasizing the tonic acidity and savory, mineral character, all of which distinguish the style of this wine.
Once the grapes have been run off their skins, the wine undergo to malolactic fermentation in barriques and stainless-steel tanks. The wine is then placed in Slavonian oak casks and second passage barrels. In this way the wine evolves prior to bottling.

Tasting notes

The Chianti opens with a ruby red colour with violet tinges. It has a full, intense aroma, which recalls floral and red fruit notes. In the mouth, the wine is fresh, smooth, and well balanced with a complex consistency, with hints of violets, cherries and vanilla. This blend is well fused with smoky sensations. On the palate, it shows the characteristic
intensity of Sangiovese, tannins that boast suppleness in their texture, and a vibrant, dynamic freshness.

Information

Production
35,000 bottles

Surface
10 hectares

Grape Varieties
94% Sangiovese
3% Cabernet Sauvignon
3% Merlot

Terreni
Calcareous clay, parcels of sandy and loamy soils

Ageing
14 months

Awards

James Suckling

James Suckling
Chianti Superiore, 2016
90 points

Mundus Vini

Mundus Vini
Chianti Superiore, 2016
Silver Medal

Asia Wine Trophy

Asia Wine Trophy
Chianti, 2015
Grand Gold, 92 points

Berliner Wein Trophy

Berliner Wein Trophy
Chianti, 2015
Gold Medal

Bibenda

Bibenda
Chianti, 2015
3 Grappoli

China Wine & Spirits Awards

China Wine & Spirits Awards
Chianti, 2015
Silver Medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Chianti, 2015
Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards
Chianti, 2015
Silver Medal, 90 points

FISAR

FISAR
Chianti, 2015
First Place

Falstaff Chianti Trophy

Falstaff Chianti Trophy
Chianti, 2015
87 points

Falstaff Chianti Trophy

Falstaff Chianti Trophy
Chianti Superiore, 2016
89 points

Falstaff Shortlist Italien

Falstaff Shortlist Italien
Chianti, 2015
91 points

Sommelier Wine Awards

Sommelier Wine Awards
Chianti Superiore, 2016
Silver Medal

International Wine & Spirits Challenge

International Wine & Spirits Challenge
Chianti Superiore, 2016
Silver Medal - 93 points

London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition
Chianti, 2015
Gold Medal, 96 points

London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition
Chianti, 2015
Best in show by country category

London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition
Chianti, 2015
Best wine of the year by value

London Wine Competition

London Wine Competition
Chianti, 2015
Best in show by varietal category

James Suckling

James Suckling
Chianti, 2015
91 points

James Suckling

James Suckling
Chianti Superiore, 2017
92 points

Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck
Chianti, 2015
89 points

Mundus Vini

Mundus Vini
Chianti, 2015
Gold Medal

Sommelier Wine Awards

Sommelier Wine Awards
Chianti, 2015
Silver Medal

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