Chianti Classico 2015
Mabye you know that 2015 in Italy and also Tuscany were a very good vintage.
This Chianti Classico from Riecine 2015 also shows some great potential (88 tsomw points)
In the glass a ruby red color.
On the nose dark red fruits, black cherries, leather, forest ground and spices.
On the palate round, medium-bodied, wide and full in the mouth. It is a well-defined wine finely evolved with light tannins, soft and elegant.
The flagship of our portfolio is the Riecine Chianti Classico. The wine is 100% Sangiovese made in a classical style, medium bodied with lots of fruit character, light tannins and a spicy finish. It is authentic and true to the Gaiole terroir.
The wine is aged 18 months in “NOMBLOT” cement tanks, used barriques, older tonneaux or big wooden casks before blending and bottled.
TERROIR: Soils of Limestone and clay
ALTITUDE: 450 – 500 s.l.m
VINEYARD: Gaiole in Chianti (Siena). Certificated Organic by ICEA and introducing biodynamic practices.
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINE: 25 years
YIELD: 30 hl/ha
HARVEST: Generally in second week of October. Picked by hand with 2 selections: in the vines and sorting table.
WINEMAKING: Separated by plots. Grapes are crushed by foot and then, either fermented in open top bins or cement “Nomblot” tanks. 15% whole bunches. Maceration for about 40 days and pressed off.
AGEING: Aged 18 months in a mix of cement “Nomblot” tanks, used 500 L Tonneaux and big wooden casks.
BOTTLING: Production: 40 000 bottles of 75 cl, plus 200 magnums 1,5 L and 50 Jeroboams 3L.
CELLARING: Can be enjoyed now and will last up to 10 years.
FOOD & WINE pairing: Accompanies all Tuscan dishes. Ideal with pasta and tomato sauce, al ragu? or simply with a drizzle of Olive Oil Extravergine – from Riecine for best results. Goes very well with poultry, meat balls, Gratins (meat pie, like Hachis Parmentier of Duck – a real blast!) and all kind of slightly spicy stew dishes. Our favorite tips would be for a barbecue with friends, enjoying a sunset. Serving temperature: 12 -14 °C.
Website winery: www.riecine.it