Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
This wine is a dream come true. Our entire family had wished for the Tenuta Perano, and from this estate we chose the
Rialzi vineyard, which rises above the others on three natural steps, characteristic of the area, for this wine. A Gran
Selezione which, as the name suggests, reminds me of our continual commitment to excellence every day.
The 2015 season saw balanced climatic conditions. A rather mild spring followed the harsh and rainy winter. Rising spring
temperatures encouraged early budding followed by a perfect development of the vegetative canopy. Flowering took place
at the beginning of June, with hot days encouraging a good fruit set. The veraison also occurred afew days earlier than
usual, at the beginning of August, thanks to optimum heat conditions during the day mitigated by good ventilation at
night. This extraordinary vintage can be attributed in large part to the particularly hot summer marked by two periods of
light rainfall in the middle of August. The Sangiovese harvest took place during the third week of September. The year
2015 will be considered extraordinary, giving rise to a wine offering intense aromas and rich tannins, made soft and
velvety by the two summer rainfalls.
Vinification and ageing
The Sangiovese grapes are carefully harvested by hand followed by afurther selection process that takes place in the cellar.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at acontrolled temperature with maceration on the skins and gentle
pressing, allowing for excellent polyphenolic extraction. The wine then ages in new French oak barrels for around 24
months. Only after further ageing in the bottle is Rialzi Chianti Classico Gran Selezione ready to be placed on the market.
A wine that expresses all the bold character of aSangiovese cultivated on drained soils. Its rich yet clear ruby-red colour,
with garnet nuances, conveys its body immediately, which is reinforced by its complex bouquet. On the nose, the
predominant scents of fruit, such as black currant and blueberry, and of spicy notes of black pepper give way to tertiary
toasted notes of coffee bean and tobacco. On the palate, the wine’s richness and depth stand out, perfectly harmonised by
the elegance characteristic of a Sangiovese grown at these altitudes. The soft, round tannins are perfectly integrated. The
finish is long and persistent, with tertiary notes returning once again.