Chianti Classico Riserva Volpaia

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$54.99
SKU:
655052
Last Updated:
07/29/2023 11:12:50
Varietal:
CHIANTI
Color:
RED
Origin Classes:
ITALIAN
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Grapes:

Sangioveto.

Vineyards:

Grapes chosen from: \"CASAVECCHIA\", \"CAMPO A PITTI\", \"DOCCIOLA\", \"CAMPO ALLA FONTE\" \"SANTA MARIA NOVELLA\".

Terrain:

altitude: 1450 feet above sea level
soil: Decomposing sandstone providing light soil rich in lime and texture

Cultivation:

Guyot and single stalk.

Yield per acres:

2 ton

Wine making:

The grapes were all harvested by hand and collected in boxes holding from 33 to 44 lb., after they were destalked and very lightly crushed. The fermentation cellar was planned for controlling all the different phases of the vinification and for exalting the finest qualities of the grapes. The grapes first fermented in their own yeast at temperatures between 80 and 86°F for 14 days. During this phase, they were automatically punched down twice a day to draw out their finest qualities. After macerating on their skins for a further 7 days, the malolactic fermentation started and in January and February the wine was moved to Slavonian oak casks holding between 400 and 950 gallons and French oak barriques, where it was aged for 2 years and in port in stainless vats steel until bottling after a light filtration.

Tasting notes:

colour: Ruby red with a trace of garnet
nose: Elegant intense with hints of spices good connected with fruity scents
taste: good structure with evident tannins and long persistance

Region Description

The best wines from this noble grape come from Tuscany, particularly in the Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti districts, although it is gaining in popularity in California. Sangiovese grapes make wine that is medium to high in acidity and firm in tannin; the wines can be light to full-bodied depending on where the grapes are grown. The aromas and flavors are fruity, often of a cherry-like quality. Hints of violets or a nutty character can also be present.

Last Updated:
07/29/2023 11:12:50
Varietal:
CHIANTI
Color:
RED
Origin Classes:
ITALIAN
RR_BOPIS_Shipment:
true
RR_BOPIS_InStorePickup:
true
RR_BOPIS_CurbsidePickup:
true
Bacchus Price:
54.99
Bacchus Product:
False