CultusBoni ChiantiClassicoRiserva 2016
The full potential of the Sangiovese grape finds new expression in a wine inspired by the great traditions of its place of origin.
‘Cultus Boni’ brings together the quality of the Sangiovese grape, its dominant component, with the expressiveness other traditional complementary varieties.
Zone of production: Monti in Chianti (SI)
Location: Montebello, Argenina
Altitude and orientation: 260-370m. slm Sud, S-W
Soil: Clay loam and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 12-37 years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5500-6600
Grape: Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Canaiolo, Mammolo, Fogliatonda, Malvasia Nera, Sanforte, Pugnitello
Harvest: Hand-picked grapes from the chosen locations
Vinification: Fermentation with autoctonous yeasts. Cap managed with punchdown. Maceration on the skins for 3 to 5 weeks, depending on the variety
Ageing: 24 months in casks of varying sizes and barriques of French oak
No. of bottles produced: 10.600
Alcoholic content (%): 14,5
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: Roasted meats, game and cheese
The mild winter with temperatures above average and the rains of February/March led to an early sprouting of the vines, with subsequent flowering in the last days of April. The hails of may have damaged part of the clusters, lowering the overall production. The grass in the vineyard and the warm and dry climate of July and August have been decisive elements to arrive at a great harvest in terms of quality. The harvest ended the first days of October. Excellent quality of the grapes. A rigorous control of the machining processes has produced excellent wines.
Harvest period: 7th September – 6th October
Intense ruby red color, elegant balsamic notes mixed with flower, cherry, liquorice and chocolate. Warm on the palate, but extremely pleasant, with great harmony between its full mouthfeel and its fresh finish.
Wine Advocate M. Larner 2021 – 93 pt.
Tony Wood 2021 – 94 pt.
Vert de Vin 2020 – 92-93 pt.
Falstaff 2020 – 91 pt.
Wine Enthusiast Kerin O’Keefe 2020 – 90 pt.