Chianti Classico Gran Selezione - Effe 55
The Setriolo hill has always been considered one of the company’s areas that is best-suited to wine cultivation. The medium-textured soil, which is medium-textured and rich in sand and limestone fragments lends depth, flavor and elegance to the wines. The area is shown in map section 55, hence the name of the wine.
GRAPE VARIETY 100% Sangiovese, Sangiovese Grosso clone (Montalcino biotype)
VINEYARD Upper Setriolo
SOIL Medium-textured, rich in sand and rock fragments
VINEYARD SIZE 2 ha
VINEYARD AGE 25 years old
AVERAGE ALTITUDE 300m a.s.l.
VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare
AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg
CULTIVATION METHOD Spur pruning
MACERATION At a controlled temperature of 28°C in steel tanks for 12-20 days, with native yeasts
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel
AGING 15 months in tonneaux and a further 6 months in 23 and 32 hl barrels, then at least 12 months in the bottle
SENSORY PROFILE Distinct aromas of small red berries including Marasca cherries preserved in alcohol, accompanied by hints of chocolate berries and well-integrated woody notes. It is full-bodied, warm and potent in the mouth with a striking tannic texture that makes the wine very drinkable and elegant. Its good acidity and minerality guarantee a fresh, long finish. The wine has only been stabilized using natural methods and has only undergone very wide filtration; this can lead, especially after long bottle aging, to a natural sediment that does not affect the wine’s sensory profile.
PAIRING Stewed meat, game and mature cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE a serving temperature of 16°C is recommended.