Chiave di Saletta

Chiave di Saletta

2015

Vinification

The story of this wine begins with delicate vineyard work: leaf removal, crop thinning and hand selection of branches. Our aim is to create a wine packed with varietal personality. We blend several lots and pay meticulous attention to the extraction process to create a fresh and fragrant wine with full colours, and supple, elegant textures and tannins. The various lots are fermented separately, variety by variety, before starting a 14-month ageing process in French oak barrels, some new and some gently used. The lots are then expertly blended together a few months before bottling.

Tasting notes

An intense red in colour, the Chiave di Saletta’s nose shows powerful and penetrating notes of berries and dark chocolate. Balsamic notes and spicy sensations are credited to the oak barrels. The palate is supple and boasts soft, velvety tannins. This is an elegant wine with a fine length and persistence, and a finish and aftertaste which recall mint, tobacco and chocolate.

Information

Production
20,000 bottles

Surface
6 hectares

Grape Varieties
50% Sangiovese,
20% Cabernet Sauvignon,
20% Cabernet Franc,
c. 10% Merlot

Terreni
Calcareous clay, parcels of sandstone and tufa

Ageing
14 months

Awards

James Suckling 2019

James Suckling 2019
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
92 points

Mundus Vini 2019

Mundus Vini 2019
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Silver Medal

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Gold Medal, 95 points

James Suckling 2020

James Suckling 2020
Chiave di Saletta, 2017
93 points

International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020

International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020
Chiave di Saletta, 2016
Bronze Medal, 87 points

5 Star Wines 2020

5 Star Wines 2020
Chiave di Saletta 2016

James Suckling 2019

James Suckling 2019
Chiave di Saletta, 2016
92 points

Asia Wine Trophy 2019

Asia Wine Trophy 2019
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Gold Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Silver Medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019
Chiave di Saletta, 2016
Silver Medal

Berliner Wein Trophy 2019

Berliner Wein Trophy 2019
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Gold Medal

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