Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG Fossifòco

The terroir is the master of this wine; its expression is represented by Sangiovese in its great territorial expression married to a small note of Merlot.

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It is obtained from the blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot. After a meticulous green harvest the grapes are collected in small boxes, cooled overnight and then checked on a double sorting table. Fermentation takes place in small steel tanks and in egg-shaped amphoras of terracotta. After maceration on the skins, the wine is transferred to French fine-grained oak barriques from the best selection, where malolactic fermentation takes place. It rises in barriques “sur lies” for 18 months. After bottling, it ages in glass for at least 6 to 12 months before being placed on the market.
Wine of extraordinary identity, harmonious, intense, rich and complex with fruity and spicy notes. Sweet, dense, intense and balanced tannin with a fresh acidity. Notes of berry fruits, typical of the undergrowth, with spicy and balsamic hints.

Colour

Deep ruby red colour.

Nose

Wine of extraordinary identity, harmonious, intense, rich and complex with fruity and spicy notes.

Palate

Sweet, dense, intense and balanced tannin with a fresh acidity. Notes of berry fruits, typical of the undergrowth, with spicy and balsamic hints. The terroir is the master of this wine; its expression represents Sangiovese in its great territorial expression married to a small note of Merlot.

After a meticulous green harvest the grapes are collected in small boxes, cooled overnight and then checked on a double sorting table. Fermentation takes place in small steel tanks and in egg-shaped amphoras of terracotta. After maceration on the skins, the wine is transferred to French fine-grained oak barriques from the best selection where malolactic fermentation takes place.

Elevation

French oak barrels “sur lies” for 18 months.
After bottling, it ages in glass for 6-12 months before being placed on the market.

Closure

Cork

Volume

750ml

Vineyards

Sangiovese 95%, Merlot 5%

94/100 James Suckling
90/100 Wine Advocate
5 Grappoli Bibenda 2020
RED MEDAL at The Wine Hunter Award 2019
90 Points 5Star Wines 2018