GENERAL COMMENTS: Produced with Sangiovese grapes grown on the Montornello exposure; if the summer is cool and rainy this wine's structure is diluted and it develops a more ample complexity.
PRODUCTION ZONE: Bibbiano, Castellina in Chianti
CRU: Montornello Vineyards
VINEYARD SURFACE AREA: 15 hectares
SOIL TYPE: Pliocene calcareous-clay sediments, with stratified limestone rock in the form of river pebbles, dissolved with blades of sand, chalk and red clay
HARVEST PERIOD: From October 10
GRAPE YIELD PER HECTARE: 45 quintals
COMPOSITION: 100% Sangiovese grapes
FERMENTATION: 33 days in concrete vats, délestage
AGEING: 36 months, partly in concrete and partly in French oak barrels; additional 6 months of ageing in bottles
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 30,000
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15%
GROWING SEASON: Cold, snowy winter; cool and moist spring and summer; hot and windy autumn.
COLOR: Intense ruby red, garnet hues
AROMAS: Cherry, sour black cherry, ripe red fruits with hints of underbrush and spice
NOSE: Dense structure accompanied by lively freshness and persistent flavor