Chianti Classico Riserva
The grapes used to make this company Cru are produced in the Capraia area in Castellina in Chianti, in the renowned “Conca D’ Oro”, where we selected the best Sangiovese grapes from the oldest and best-exposed vineyards.
GRAPE VARIETY 100 % Sangiovese
VINEYARD Various plots in Località Capraia and Bozzagone
SOIL Medium-textured, rich in rock fragments typical of the Alberese area and clay
VINEYARD SIZE 45 ha
VINEYARD AGE 35 to 10 years old
AVERAGE ALTITUDE 300m a.s.l.
VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare
AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg
CULTIVATION/PRUNING Spur pruning and cane pruning
HARVEST First 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 Tenuta di Capraia Riserva is a deep red-colored wine. The sensory associations that it evokes are complex and highly refined, gradually fading from fruity to spices and licorice. On the palate it is meaty, harmonious and very thick with a long aromatic finish.
PAIRING Important roasts, game and mature cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.