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Podere Ciona, Chianti Riserva D.O.C.G.
(kee-AHN-tee KLAH-see-ko ree-ZAYR-vah)

 

Tasting Notes: The Gatteschi family specializes in Chianti Classico Riserva–and they make just under a thousand cases at that. This beautiful wine is a blend of wine aged in new, 2nd, and 3rd passage French oak barriques for at least 18 months. The aromas of cherry, blackberry, and earthy beets co-mingle with a taut, finely structured Sangiovese and Merlot blend that could age for 10+ years.

Location Toscana, Italia.
(Montegrossi)
4 hectares.
Soil Weathered sandstone.
Estate Podere Ciona.
(poh-DAY-ray chee-OH-nah)
Vine Horizontal Spurred Cordon.
5,000 vines/hectare.
1 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Franco & Lorenzo Gatteschi.
(FRAHN-ko gah-TAES-key)
(lo-RAINT-zo gah-TAES-key)
Vinification Fermentation in temp controlled stainless steel tanks. Maceration on the skins.
Varietals 95% Sangiovese,
4% Merlot,
1% Alicante Bouschet.
Barrel 1st, 2nd, and 3rd passage French barrique.
Residual Sugar 1.8 grams per liter. Maturation 18 months in the barrel.
10+ months in the bottle.
Acidity 5.3 grams per liter. Vintage Production 750 cases.
Alcohol 13.2% by volume. Foot Fairing Penne with tomato-basil cream sauce, roasted duck, and pork chops.
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