Il Poggiale Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2015

Made from 90% Sangioveto, 5% Canaiolo, and 5% Ciliegiolo grown in the Il Poggiale vineyard, the grapes come from an elevation of almost 1,500 feet above sea level.  The combination of high elevation and low yields results in a wine that manages to simultaneously show both restraint and layered richness.  This classic red holds great aging capability.

Tasting Notes

This riserva is a brilliant ruby red color with garnet highlights. On the nose aromas of cherries, red plums, and currants are layered over notes of earth, rose petals, and leather.  On the palate, the wine is full-bodied showing excellent structure with firm, integrated tannins and plenty of spice on the long finish. 

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled red meats, bordelaise sauces, Bistecca alla Fiorentina, and butter-poached veal shank. 

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Il Poggiale vineyard
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Elevation
1,450 feet
Vines/acre
2,200
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1988
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1993
Bottles produced of this wine
10,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
90% Sangioveto, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Ciliegiolo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14 days
Fermentation temperature
79 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
16 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
18 months

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