It is a pure Sangiovese that is produced from a selection of twenty-eight clones. It rests for six years in Slavonian oak barrels, barriques and tonneaux, before moving on to a further two-year refinement in the bottle.
AREA AND MUNICIPALITY OF ORIGIN: Chiusi
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Sangiovese, 28 different clones
VINEYARD AREA: 4 hectares
EXPOSURE: North / East
ALTITUDE: Hilly area at 300 meters above sea level ca.
SOIL TYPE: Alluvial soil with pilocene sand
CLIMATE: Tendentially temperate influenced by the presence of the lakes of Chiusi, Trasimeno and Montepulciano with cold winters and normally mild summers characterized by strong temperature variations between day and night
SEASON OF HARVEST: Second decade of October
PLANT DENSITY: 10,000 plants per hectare, with a yield of 35/40 ql per hectare
HARVEST PROCESS: Manual with selection of bunches
FERMENTATION CONTAINER: Stainless steel
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 25-28 ° C
ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION: Spontaneous with yeasts naturally present on the grapes
MACERATION DURATION: at least 40 days of which 25 with submerged cap
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Spontaneous
AGING: 66 months in French oak barrels and partly in Slovenian oak barrels of 20/30 hl. subsequent refinement in the bottle for at least 24 months before being placed on the market.
TASTING NOTES: Poggio ai Chiari is a wine that expresses the typical elegance of the great Tuscan Sangiovese, the particular site where the vineyard is located and the careful vinification practices allow to obtain a fine, elegant wine capable of aging for many years improving and acquiring a bouquet of rare complexity. The typical notes of red fruit are made more complex over time by a series of tertiary aromas such as spices, leather, cinnamon and nutmeg that support a mouth of rare elegance in which the tannic texture expresses a silkiness that is typical only of great red wines from areas highly suited for viticulture as is the area of ??Santa Mustiola in Chiusi
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Game first courses, meat dishes, aged cheeses
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13.5 / 14% vol approx