Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Area of production
Chianti Classico, Toscana
Lime and clay with a considerable presence of gravel size stones
Vine age: Plantings completed in spring 2002
Plant density: 6,900-11,000 plants per hectare
Yield: 60 qt/ha
Aging: 24 months in barriques (70% new and 30% used one year), 36 months in bottle.
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.
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.
Malolactic fermentation: French oak barriques (70% new and 30% used one)
Maturation: 24 months in barriques, of which 6 months are spent resting on the lees
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.