The grapes used to make this company Cru were produced in the area from which it derives its name, where 15 ha of vineyard has always been cultivated, surrounding a hill dominated by an old friary.
APPELLATION Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
GRAPE VARIETY 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
VINEYARD Poggio a’ Frati
SOIL Medium-textured, rich in rock fragments typical of the Alberese area and limestone.
VINEYARD SIZE 15 ha
VINEYARD AGE From 35 to 10 years old
AVERAGE ALTITUDE 500m a.s.l.
VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare
AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg
CULTIVATION/PRUNING Spur pruning and cane pruning
HARVEST Second half of October
MACERATION At a temperature of about 28°C for 10/12 days
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel
AGING At least 15 months in typical Chianti barrels and tonneaux, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle
ANNUAL PRODUCTION About 20,000 bottles
SENSORY PROFILE Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a’ Frati has outstanding complexity, structure and elegance. It has an intense, bright red color and a rich aroma of small red fruits and spices. It has enveloping, complex and lingering aromas that highlight the cherry and ripe Marasca cherry with a pleasant spicy and balsamic finish. Bottle aging gives it an exquisite elegance and mellow flavor.
PAIRING Important roasts, game, mature cheeses and vegetable soups.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.