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
10% Merlot

Terreni
Calcareous clay, parcels of sandstone and tufa

Ageing
14 months

Awards

Asia Wine Trophy

Asia Wine Trophy
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Gold Medal

Bibenda

Bibenda
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
3 Grappoli

James Suckling

James Suckling
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
92 points

5 Star Wines

5 Star Wines
Chiave di Saletta 2016
90 points

Berliner Wein Trophy

Berliner Wein Trophy
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Gold Medal

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Chiave di Saletta, 2016
Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Silver Medal

Falstaff Shortlist Italien

Falstaff Shortlist Italien
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
89 points

International Wine Challenge

International Wine Challenge
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Silver Medal

James Suckling

James Suckling
Chiave di Saletta, 2016
92 points

James Suckling

James Suckling
Chiave di Saletta, 2017
93 points

Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck
Chiave di Saletta, 2016
90 points

Mundus Vini

Mundus Vini
Chiave di Saletta, 2015
Silver Medal

Mundus Vini

Mundus Vini
Chiave di Saletta, 2016
Gold Medal

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