Vignole Chianti Classico
This artisanal, limited-release wine is made from selected estate-grown hand-picked grapes (85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot) which are fermented separately in concrete vats, with maceration on the skins for 15 days. The wines are then aged separately for 12 months in French oak, the Sangiovese in medium size oak casks and the Merlot in smaller barrels. After blending, the wine undergoes an additional 12 months bottle ageing before release.
The color is a deep red, and the nose bursts through with intense wild berries, gladiolas and violets. It is full-bodied and warm. The palate follows the aromas, with supple and well integrated tannins. It has a long, satisfying finish.
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Wines labelled “Chianti Classico” come from the largest sub-area of Chianti, which includes the original Chianti heartland. Only Chianti from this sub-zone may display the black rooster (gallo nero) seal on the neck of the bottle, which indicates that the producer of the wine is a member of the Chianti Classico Consortium, the local association of producers. Other variants, with the exception of Rufina from the north-east side of Florence and Montalbano in the south of Pistoia, originate in the respective named provinces: Siena for the Colli Senesi, Florence for the Colli Fiorentini, Arezzo for the Colli Aretini and Pisa for the Colline Pisane. In 1996 part of the Colli Fiorentini sub-area was renamed Montespertoli.