The Chianti Classico Riserva di Famiglia (Family Reserve) is certainly Cecchis most representative wine. Produced only in those years when the grapes reach the quality for a Chianti Classico Riserva, this wine comes from the Castellina in Chianti area. The vineyards are situated at an average altitude of 250 metres above sea level.
The Sangiovese is the main vine of this wine and is accompanied by other red grapes. The fermentation process is carried out in small capacity steel containers. The ageing instead takes place partly in oak barrels and in barrique casks of French oak. This is followed, as required by the regulations, by a period of refinement in the bottle.
The colour, of excellent clarity, shows up as a well covered ruby red. The full and ethereal fragrance bears notes of ripe fruit spices and toasting. In the mouth its good structure has concentration and elegance.This wine goes well with roasts and game.
The recommended serving temperature is 18°C.