Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Lornano D.o.c.g. 2012
LUCA MARONI ITALY’s BEST RED
JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS
WINE ENTHUSIAST 90 POINTS
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Rating: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2012
Grapes: Sangiovese 85% , Merlot 15% .
Vineyards: Located at an altitude of 300 meters s.l.m. facing South- South/West
Training system: Spurred cordon
Age Vineyards: New planting vineyards with an average density of 5,500 plants per hectare
Land: Medium-textured soil with presence stratified sands alternating with shales, stony alluvial origin mixed with limestone.
Winemaking: From a selection of the best grapes harvested from the company on September 15 and October 27, carefully de-stemmed grapes are vinified in modern stainless steel tanks, with maceration on the skins for a median duration of 25-30 days at a temperature of about 26 ° Celsius. On completion of fermentation, the wine carries on malolactic fermentation, is then transferred to new French oak barrels where it remains for about 30 months. On completion of the aging process the blend is done with a further selection of the very best barriques, before a further aging bottle of 6 months.
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red color and concentrated almost impenetrable. Bouquet of berry spice dominated by blackberry. Full bodied and well balanced, lovely mouth feel with silky tannins. The palate is very fresh, lively and fruity. Very long warm finish.