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Placido Chianti

Sangiovese

750 ML

$8.99

Product Description

Production Area: Historic Tuscan hills of the delimited Chianti D.O.C.G. zone. Grape Varieties: Predominantly Sangiovese with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo Nero. Description: Ruby red with an intense aroma that hints of violets. Dry and well balanced with black-fruit fl avors followed by a long fi nish. Rich in tradition and rooted in nobility, Placido is a nod to the heritage and legacy of Count Placido. A 13th century Tuscan nobleman, Placido dei Placidi was the hero of the epic Battle of Montaperti between Florence and Siena. For his valor, he was awarded a vast estate where winemaking soon became an important part of the culture. e passion he developed for wine and food remains the inspiration for Placido today. Maceration with the skins lasts for 8-12 days during primary fermentation. e grapes are pressed and a second fermentation takes place. e wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation and is then aged in temperature-controlled stainless-steel for fi ve to six months before bottling. Placido Chianti is the perfect accompaniment to meats and hearty pastas.

Details

Varietal: Sangiovese

Region: Chianti

Region Description:

Italy’s largest wine region extends through much of Tuscany. Chianti is divided into seven districts, all of which are DOCG status. These wines, made primarily from the Sangiovese grape, are often given the name of the district where the grapes are grown. Chianti Classico is the heartland of the zone, and the best area for wine. Chianti wines vary in style according to their aging: Riserva wines are quite often aged in French oak, and may be released only after two year or more at the winery. A very dry wine, it can range from light-bodied to almost full-bodied, with aromas of cherry and violet, and flavors reminiscent of tart cherries. The best Chiantis have very concentrated fruit character and usually taste best from five to eight hears after vintage. Another great wine from Chianti is Brunello di Montalcino, which comes from a particular strain of the Sangiovese grape.