Montebello Toscana I.g.t. 2016
The limestone clay soil in the Monti in Chianti area and the perfect position of the vineyards are the essential factors that provide depth and elegance to Montebello Toscana igt wine.
For some time the company has been engaged in the study and recovery of the ancient varieties typical of these areas through the cultivation of historic vines: Mammolo , Ciliegiolo , Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, MalvasiaNera, Canaiolo and FogliaTonda.
Indigenous yeasts and natural fermentation allow a harmonious blend of the varieties.
Zone of production: Gaiole in Chianti Castelnuovo B.ga (SI)
Location: Chianti Classico
Altitude and orientation: 280-320m. s.l.m. Sud, S-W
Soil: Clay and limestone rock
Age of vineyard: 21-32 Years old
Training system: Guyot
Plant density per hectare: 5000-5500
Grape varieties: Mammolo, Ciliegiolo, Pugnitello, Colorino, Sanforte, Malvasia Nera, Canaiolo, Fogliatonda and Sangiovese
Vinification: Each varietal is harvested and fermented separately in 500 liter open top barrels with indigenous yeast and manual punchdowns
Ageing: 12-14 months in used oak barrels, then 6 months in casks followed by 6 months minimum of bottle age before release
No. of bottles produced: 5.000
Alcoholic content (%): 15
Recommended serving temperature: 16-18°C (60,8-64,4° F)
Pairings: Game and beef roasted, stewed or grilled, well aged cheeses and chocolate
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 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. Excellent quality of the grapes. A rigorous control of the machining processes has produced excellent wines.
Harvest period: 19th September / 7th October
The harmonious blend of the 9 varietals gives this wine elegance and depth; the intensity and elegance make it pleasurable now but ageworthy.
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