Cultus Chianti Classico Riserva 2017
The full potential of the Sangiovese grape finds new expression in a wine inspired by the great traditions of its place of origin.
‘Cultus’ brings together the quality of the Sangiovese grape, its dominant component, with the expressiveness other traditional complementary varieties.
Zone of production: Gaiole in Chianti – Castelnuovo B.ga
Location: Chianti Classico
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 and others traditional grapes
Harvest: mixed, mechanical and manual
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: 7.200
Alcoholic content (%): 14,5
Recommended serving temperature: 18°C
Pairings: Roasted meats, game and cheese
After an exceptionally dry winter and a spring frost that fortunately affected us only marginally, the summer was one of the hottest and driest on record. Due to the extreme drought there was a significant amount of grapes lost to the wild animals, deer and wild boar. The result was a small harvest, but of great quality thanks to the many years of organic soil management using compost and cover-crop that over time increase the amount of organic substance and the drought resistance of the vines.
Harvest period: 18th September – 27th September
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.
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