Chianti Classico Riserva Le Baroncole is made from 97% Sangiovese and 3% Canaiolo grapes. The initial stages of its production are the same as for our Chianti Classico. Then the wine is aged in cask and barrels of French for a period varying from 16 to 20 months, according to the vintage. It is then bottled and stored for a further six months. Le Baroncole is a wine of long ageing potential.
Little rain during spring and summer; very high temperature for about ten days at the beginning of August.
Over 150 mm of rain from the 6th to the 15th of September were beneficil in restoring adequate soil moisture and in rehydrating the grapes, which, henceforth, reverted to a
more regular ripening course and eventually attained a satisfactory fenolic content. Thinning out was effected in two stages, resulting in aprox. 20% total reduction of
fruit load per vine, with the aim of countering some uneveness in ripening. Strict manual selection, both on-field while harvesting and at the processing plant on
the conveyor trays, was needed, in order to get rid of berries damaged by excessive heat and sun exposure.
The ensuing wine attained a noteworthy concentration and a satisfactory acidity level.
- Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Le Baròncole red wine
- Grapes: Sangiovese 97% - Canaiolo 3%
- Harvest: from 26th
September 2017 and to 2nd to 3rd October
- Yield for vine: 0.8 Kg
- Length of fermentation and maceration on the skins : 15 days
- Wood-ageing: 20 months in oak barrels of 5 hl capacity and French barriques of 2,25 hl- 20% new oak
- Bottled: 22nd and 23rd January 2020
First vintage of Riserva in bottle: 1975
First vintage of Le Baròncole in bottle 2000
Suitable for drinking: 2020/2027
As this wine has been only lightly filtered. Some sediments may appear in the bottle.