Chianti DOCG Riserva Tipici dell’Aretino Tuscany

$70.00

 

Taste Profile

Dry
15%
Medium Body
45%
Medium Tannins
65%
Medium Acidity
60%
13.0% ABV
50%

In Vineyard

Region: Tuscany 

Territory: Hills and plateaus of Arezzo area. 

History: Chianti has always been the star of Tuscan wine. It is made from exclusive selected grapes, and this ‘aged in wood’ wine is the perfect expression. 

Grapes: Sangiovese 85% and other grapes allowed by the rules. 

In Cellar

Traditional in red with maceration of destemmed grapes; after the malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged in wooden barrels for at least one year. 

In Tasting

Brilliant ruby red color with light garnet. Vinous, with hints of vanilla and toasted bread; it presents slight balsamic notes of wood and spices.  It enhances its finesse with aging.  Dry, fruity, slightly tannic, well-structured with good balance and high harmony. 

Pairings

Full bodied and fine, it is good for many occasions: excellent combination with roasts, grilled meats, all red meats, game and mature cheeses 

GrapeClassificationVineyardRegion
Sangiovese 85%DOCGCantina dei Vini Tipici dell’AretinoTuscany
Sangiovese – is a red Italian wine grape variety that derives its name from the Latin sanguis Jovis, “the blood of Jupiter”. Though it is the grape of most of central Italy from Romagna down to Lazio (the most widespread grape in Tuscany), Campania and Sicily, outside Italy it is most famous as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blends Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, although it can also be used to make varietal wines such as Sangiovese di Romagna and the modern “Super Tuscan” wines 

Young Sangiovese has fresh fruity flavours of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavours when aged in barrels.  Sangiovese often has a flavour profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. Wines made from Sangiovese usually have medium-plus tannins and high acidity.

DOCG – Under Italian wine law DOCG is the highest designation of quality among Italian wines. DOCG stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin, DOCG).
Riserva– In Italy, we use the word Riserva to indicate a superior vino. The term is most often seen when talking about notable wines of Toscana, like Chianti Classico or Brunello di Montalcino.  While outside of Italy the word “reserve” can mean many different things depending on where the wine is made, Italian wine law stipulates that Riserva wines are aged for a longer period of time than wines that are not labeled riserva. Riserva wines also tend to use higher quality grapes.
Tipici dell’Aretino – an Association of Winemakers bringing together more than four hundred members, owners of more than eight hundred hectares of vineyards in the province of Arezzo.
Tuscany –  Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world’s most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany has forty-one Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and eleven Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG).

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  • Bottle Size: 0.75l
  • Alcohol Volume: 13.50%
  • Serving Temperature: 20-22°C