Valdipiatta Chianti Colli Senesi 2014

This wine is a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo Nero, from different areas around Montepulciano. The must undergoes an initial pre-fermentation maceration at low temperatures followed by a brief maceration with the skins for greater color and tannin extraction. The wine is aged for six months in large Slavonian oak barrels and six months in bottle.

Tasting Notes

Radiant ruby red in color, lively aromas of cherries and raspberries complement undertones of cloves and grains of paradise. On the palate, the bright fruit flavors are complemented by full-bodied richness, well-integrated tannins, balanced fresh acidity, and a long luxurious finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with freshly made pasta, marinara sauces, salumi, rich meat ragu's and aged cheeses.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG
Vineyard size
15 acres
Soil composition
Sandy Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,055-1,155 feet
Vines/acre
1,320-1,600
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Various
Year vineyard planted
1993-2004
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
2004
Bottles produced of this wine
15,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo Nero
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature
86 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
3-5
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
50 HL
Type of oak
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
1.5 g/L
Acidity
5.5 g/L
Dry extract
29.1 g/L

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