Capraia selection

Chianti Classico Riserva

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Vintage:

2013
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94
2018

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

EXPOSURE  East/west

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.