Appellation and Name of the wine: Chianti Superiore DOCG Castello del Trebbio
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese 85%, Canaiolo + Ciliegiolo 15%.
Vineyard surface and produced bottles: about 30 hectares, 180.000 bottles.
Type of soil: medium loam with marl matrix.
Year of planting: 1998/2003.
Density: 5500 stocks per hectare.
Pruning system: low spur pruned cordon
Yield: 1,5 kg of grape per stock.
Harvest: by machine, in order to assure a prompt harvest at the perfect ripening.
Vinification: After de-stemming the berries are softly pressed. The moist is then chilled at 10-12° C for 1 or 2 days in stainless steel tanks. The alcoholic fermentation starts with natural yeasts and the maceration lasts 15 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place without inoculation.
Aging and refining: the wine ages in 20 Hl oak barrels for 6 months. Then further 6 months in stainless steel tanks.
Aging potential: At its best within 5 years from harvest.
Tasting notes: It shows appealing aromas of small red berries with hints of spicies and flowers. Medium body and very good balance with velvety tannins and a pleasant acidity. The finish shows a good freshness.
Recommended pairings: it matches well with Tuscan crostini, Tuscan cold cuts, pasta with ragout and grilled meat.
Serving temperature: 16°C in summer, 18°C in winter.