Chianti DOCG 2003

A blend of 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot and 5% Syrah that is vinified and matured entirely in stainless steel tanks. A prolonged, eight day maceration with skin-contact and frequent pump-overs result in greater color extraction. Temperature-controlled fermentation provides juicy and balanced tannins, while maintaining the rich fruit aromas typical of Sangiovese.

Tasting Notes

Palladio Chianti offers inviting aromas of cherries and fresh red fruit, followed by spicy, peppery notes. Fresh and easy-going, this Chianti offers soft, rounded tannins, balanced intensity and an intriguing structure.

Food Pairing

The wine of choice for barbecue, pasta e fagioli, pizza, soup, roasted meat, and many other dishes.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Various vineyards in the Vinci area
Soil composition
Sand, clay, and silt
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
330 feet
Vines/acre
1,335-2,023
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1980-1998
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1965
Bottles produced of this wine
120,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot and 5% Syrah
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature
78-86 °F
Maceration length
8
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
1-3 months
Length of aging before bottling
5 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
12.7 %
pH level
3.7
Residual sugar
2.1 g/L
Acidity
5.1 g/L
Dry extract
32.7 g/L

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