Rocca di Castagnoli

Poggio A’Frati

CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA DOCG

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Vintage:

2013
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Edition
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90
2018

The grapes used to make this company Cru were produced in the area from which it derives its name, where 15 ha of vineyard has always been cultivated, surrounding a hill dominated by an old friary.

GRAPE VARIETY 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo

VINEYARD  Poggio a’ Frati

SOIL  Medium-textured, rich in rock fragments typical of the Alberese area and limestone.

VINEYARD SIZE  15 ha

VINEYARD AGE From 35 to 10 years old

EXPOSURE  East/west

AVERAGE ALTITUDE  500m a.s.l.

VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare

AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg

CULTIVATION/PRUNING  Spur pruning and cane pruning

HARVEST  Second half of October

MACERATION At a temperature of about 28°C for 10/12 days

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel

AGING At least 15 months in typical Chianti barrels and tonneaux, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle

ANNUAL PRODUCTION  About 20,000 bottles

SENSORY PROFILE Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a’ Frati has outstanding complexity, structure and elegance. It has an intense, bright red color and a rich aroma of small red fruits and spices. It has enveloping, complex and lingering aromas that highlight the cherry and ripe Marasca cherry with a pleasant spicy and balsamic finish. Bottle aging gives it an exquisite elegance and mellow flavor.

PAIRING Important roasts, game, mature cheeses and vegetable soups.

SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.