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LEGIT

Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon 100% Production: 60 tons per hectare

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Area of production

Chianti Classico, Toscana

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Soil

Lime and clay with a considerable presence of gravel size stones

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Vineyard technique

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Vine age: Plantings completed in spring 2002

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Plant density: 6,900-11,000 plants per hectare

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Aging: 24 months in barriques (70% new and 30% used one year), 36 months in bottle.

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Winemaking

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Winemaking: Grapes are firstly selected during harvest in the vineyard and then by an optical sorter when they arrive to the winery; they are destemmed and the whole berries are immediately put into French oak fermenters.

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Alcoholic fermentation: The temperature is computer controlled, the must is kept in contact with the skins for about 30 days where manual pigeage and remontage are done frequently, throughout the day every 4-6 hours and one delestage is done per week.

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Malolactic fermentation: French oak barriques (70% new and 30% used one

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Maturation: 24 months in barriques, of which 6 months are spent resting on the lees

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Technical data

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Alcohol: 14%

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Tasting notes

The wine has a deep ruby red color. The nose displays hints of green pepper, licorice and graphite melted with oak vanilla flavors. Full bodied with a ripe fruit palate, LEGIT has the potential to age for a long period of time, which is typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the Castelnuovo Berardenga Area.

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