Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is the new appellation, established with the 2013 vintage, which sets the standard for the maximum our territory can express. To meet this standard the requirements are that the grapes are grown on the estate, that it is aged for at least 30 months, of which 3 in bottle, and that it pass the strict requirements of a tasting panel at the Consorzio Chianti Classico, the ruling organ of our appellation. Our Gran Selezione is made from the top selection of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the tenth Canto of the Inferno, Dante refers to the Arbia river, which defines the limit of our property to the East, describing the battle of Monteaperti between Florence and Siena in 1260. This wine sets a new course for our top Sangiovese, and so we have therefore decided to give it a name: Canto Dieci.
In 2015 the work done in the vineyards in the previous years gave us the opportunity to pick Sangiovese grapes of such quality that the wine we produced from them show all the best characteristics of this fantastic grape variety.
This is the result of the best selection of grapes, and Canto Dieci has a very profound, deep character, not immediately expressive, but incredibly voluptuous and balanced.
Grape Varieties: 100% Sangiovese.
Ageing: 18 months in traditional 30 Hl oak casks
Bottled: March 2018.