‘IL Poggio’ Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.
An estate grown composition of 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino handpicked from the single ‘Il Poggio’ vineyard. Medium-full body with rich flavors of red berry and black cherry fruit set agianst a backdrop of silky tannins. Tuscany’s first Cru.
REGION: Chianti, Tuscany – Italy
APPELLATION: Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.
PRODUCTION AREA: Loc. Monsanto – Barberino Val d’Elsa ‘IL Poggio’ single estate vineyard (5.5 hectares)
GRAPES: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo and Colorino
VINIFICATION: Hand-picked grapes selected at the optimum moment of the vintage. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at controlled temperatures.
AGING: 18 months in 500 litre French-oak tonnaux with an additional 12 months rest in bottle.
COLOR: Ruby red tending towards garnet
AROMA: Rich, intense and complex with aromas of black cherry and spice.
PALATE: Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors matched with a backbone of tannin.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Open in advance and allowed to breathe. Decanting is preferable. An exceptional compliment to red meats, roasts and game.