Vallenuova Chianti Classico DOCG 2018
Vallenuova Chianti Classico DOCG 2018
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Vallenuova Chianti Classico DOCG 2018

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Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and go through the optical sorter to discard any unwanted grapes. The must is kept in contact with the skins for about 20 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Remontage is performed every 8 hours with one delestage per week. Malolactic fermentation takes place in large French oak casks of 48 hl. The wine rests for 10 months in used oak barrels and then 4 months in bottle. 20,000 bottles were produced in the 2018 vintage.

Grape varieties:  90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot

Altitude: 450m

Vineyard age: 16-year-old vines

Grape yield: 60 qt/ha

Exposure: Southeast

Soil: Galestro and limestone, mostly clay with gravel-size stones

Alcohol: 14%

Tasting Notes:  Complex and compelling, offering a mix of pure black cherry and black currant fruit, with earth, spice and leather flavors. Lush and balanced, presenting a long, tobacco-tinged finish.

Press Notes:

Tre Biccheri, Gambero Rosso

91 Points, James Suckling

91 Points, The Wine Advocate