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ACINO D’ORO CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG

Chianti Classico DOCG Gallo Nero - cl 75


Chianti is a well-known wine and one of the main symbols of the great Italian winemaking tradition. With the trademark
Acino d'Oro, Bottega offers a niche product which satisfies even the most demanding palates.

Production Area: Chianti Hills (Tuscany), Italy
Vine: Sangiovese, Canaiolo
Plants per Hectare: 4000
Training System: Spurred cordon
Harvest Period: Beginning of October
Yield per Hectare: 80 q/Ha

Characteristics:


Production Area
>    Chianti Classico area is located between Florence and Siena. Chianti Classico Bottega is produced near Gaiole, at around 450 mt a.s.l.,     
     making the wine more elegant and acid.
>    Thanks to this elevation, vineyards enjoy better ventilation, reducing illnesses and the risk of over-ripeness, which would give the grapes a     
     hint of cooked fruit.
>    The continental climate, mitigated by the proximity of the sea, is  characterized by mild winters and hot, dry summers with sharp day-    
     to-night temperature excursion.
>    The soil is not very deep, featuring clay, sand and stones.

Production Process
> Grapes are hand-picked, pressed and destemmed.
> Fermentation takes place in steel tanks vats at a controlled temperature with maceration that lasts 18-20 days and daily pump-    
     overs. The process of “pumping over” involves breaking the cap of the skin formed on top of the vats during fermentation. The purposes     
     of “pumping over” are:
    > Dissolving substances contained in the skin into the must;
    > Aerating the must to favor the proliferation of yeasts;
    > Cooling the fermenting must.
> After this process, the skins are separated from the must and the     
     malolactic fermentation takes place. >The wine thus becomes smoother and develops more complex aromas.
> The wine is then naturally cold stabilized and aged in barriques or tonneaux for 3 to 6 months, depending on the years.
> Aging brings a more rounded and softer character to the wine, stabilizing its color and enriching its bouquet. According to wine     
     regulations, Chianti Classico DOCG Bottega, is released on the market only starting from 1st October of the year after the harvest.

Organoleptic Characteristics:


Color and Appearance: Intense ruby red with garnet tinges.
Bouquet: Characteristic, intense and persistent. It is characterized by
floral (violet), fruity (especially berries) and spicy (primarily nutmeg) notes.
Taste: Dry, sapid, full, harmonious and elegant, characterized by a light tannicity which fades over time.

Chemical Characteristics:


ABV: 14%
Sugar, g/l: <2
Total Acidity, g/l: 5,00-6,50
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
Serving Suggestions: Perfect with roasts, poultry, hare, grilled red meat
and mature cheeses
Enjoy it within: 3 years
Recommended Glass: Balloon