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Le Rote, Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G.
(kee-AHN-tee KOH-lee say-NAY-zee)

 

Tasting Notes: In the shadow of the famous Towers of San Gimignano, the Toscana estate, Le Rote, makes a wonderfully charismatic Chianti Colli Senesi. It has rich, chewy dark fruit and “wet” tannins, yet finishes dry and clean. Remarkably, this wine was aged a full year and a half before release; a very rare decision for a non-Riserva Chianti–and the results show. Smooth, black cherry, and sweet tobacco linger on a faint, pleasant finish that is touched off by just the right hint of oak.

Location Toscana, Italia.
(San Gimignano)
25 hectares.
Soil Mixed clay, marl, and shells.
Estate Le Rote.
(lay-ROH-tay)
Vine Spurred Cordon. Guyot.
3,000-5,000 vines/hectare.
1 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Massimo & Lara Scotti.
(MOSS-ee-moh SKOH-tee)
(LAW-rah SKOH-tee)
Vinification Fermentation in temp controlled stainless steel tanks.
Varietals 90% Sangiovese,
5% Malvasia Nera,
5% Canaiolo.
Barrel 2nd passage French barrique.
Residual Sugar 0.5 grams per liter. Maturation 1 month in the barrel.
12+ months in the bottle.
Acidity 5.05 grams per liter. Vintage Production 585 cases.
Alcohol 13.5% by volume. Foot Fairing Pasta Bolognese, Caprese salad, and Spaghetti Carbonara.
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