Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2007

The house of Casalvento, Livernano’s cantina situated in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, was purchased in 1997 by Robert Cuillo and his wife, Gudrun, and completely restored, bringing this historic property back to its former beauty. Their wines echo the estate charm. This Chianti Classico Riserva is made from 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot, which is perfected by spending 16 months in new and second-passage French oak casks.

Tasting Notes

Dense ruby-red in color. Richly aromatic with vibrant notes of dried cherries, red berries, spice and toasted notes. The palate shows a well-knit structure with firm tannins, lively acidity and smooth texture. This classic can be cellared for a few years.

Food Pairing

Pair with beef ravioli, seared pork loin, wild boar or other roasted game.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Poci, Sangiovese Ovest and Merlot Nuovo vineyards
Vineyard size
13, 3 and 3, respectively acres
Soil composition
Stones and sand
Training method
Alberello and Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,815 feet
Vines/acre
2,200-2,700
Yield/acre
2 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1993-2003
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
15,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot
Fermentation container
Casks
Age of Aging Container
New and second passage
Length of alcoholic fermentation
11 days
Fermentation temperature
84 °F
Maceration technique
Delestage, pumpovers and punch downs
Maceration length
20-25
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Casks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
350 L
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
16 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
6 g/L

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