DOCG Chianti Rufina Riserva “Poggio Gualtieri”

Description

Colour: intense ruby red
Aroma: good complexity of red fruits and light spicy notes
Taste: well-structured with a persistent palate, it distinguishes by its exceptional tannins

Technical Features

Appellation: DOCG Chianti Rufina (Vineyard area from Poggio Gualtieri estate)
Altitude: 350 mt. above sea level
Exposure: South-East
Soil: Clayey limestone
Age of vineyard: 15 years
Vine density: 5.000 plants/hectare
Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Yield: 6.500 Kg./hectare
Harvest period: Sangiovese on the 4th week of September and 1st week of October, Merlot on the 3rd week of September
Alcoholic Fermentation: in stainless steel tanks
Malolactic fermentation: in oak barrels (1.800 Lt.) and barriques
Aging: 15/18 months, 50% in Slavonian oak barrels (1.800 Lt.) and 50% in French oak barriques
Bottle aging: 12 months minimum