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Casa di Colombo 2009

 

Chianti Classico 2009

VARIETAL:
85 % Sangiovese, 10 % Merlot, 5% Ancelotta
Age of vines: 15 years.
Yield: 35 hl/ha.

VINEYARD:
Farmed organically since 1996, the 12- hectare vineyard is is composed of a mosaic of vine parcels.
Calcareous and schist soils.
Densely planted (5700 to 6900 vines/ha).

VINIFICATION:
The grapes are handpicked and selected to ensure an accurate degree of maturation and a healthy state.
The grapes are gently separated from the stems and crushed.
The alcoholic fermentation takes place in special istainlessteel vats composed of fullers and bands to ensure a constant temperature control.
The temperature is maintained at 25° – 28°C during the fermentation and maceration of approximately 18 days.
During this period pumping over and breaking down are carried out alternatively.
The pressing is achieved through a pneumatic press.
The free run wine is kept at 22°C (72°F) to support the FML.
After FML the wine is partially transferred into French oak barrels.

AGEING:
8-10 months of ageing in French oak barrels (1, 2, 3 wines used).

TASTING NOTES:
His colour is deep and bright ruby.
The smell is expressive and deep in structure, with red fruits hints, incense and mediterranean garrigue.
The mouth is concentrated and offers a beautyful freshness: sweet pepper, black fruits with a big aromatic expression and finessed tannins.