BOTTEGA ACINO CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA 2014, 75 cl
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva - 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 and Colorino
Plants per Hectare: 5000
Training System: Spurred cordon
Harvest Period: mid-October
Yield per Hectare: 80 q/Ha
> 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.
> 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, the aging period should last a minimum of 24 months, of which at least 3 should be spent in the bottle.
Color and Appearance: Intense ruby red with garnet tinges.
Bouquet: Fine but complex and intense bouquet, starting with floral notes (mainly violet), developing into ripe fruity and vanilla bean notes,
to finish with balsamic notes and hints of licorice.
Taste: Captivating, soft and velvety, it is soft and elegant on the palate, rich in noble tannins, with a high persistence to taste and a pleasant final
Sugar, g/l: <2
Total Acidity, g/l: 5,00-6,50
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
Serving Suggestions: Perfect with red meat roasts, game and great
cheeses (above all, seasoned pecorino)
Enjoy it within: 3 years
Recommended Glass: Balloon