100% Sangiovese single vineyard
Area of production
Podere Mello 700 m a.s.l., Chianti Classico
Macigno del chianti, non calcareous sandstones
Vine age: Planting completed in 2001
Plant density: 5000 plants per hectare
Yield: 60 qt/ha
Production: 3300 bottles
Winemaking: Grapes are manually harvested in the second half of October. The best grapes are selected and carried to the winery in small boxes. Here grapes are destemmed and the best berries are selected by an optical sorter.
Alcoholic fermentation: Whole berries are put in tronco-conic Austrian oak tanks and terracotta Amphorae. Fermentation occurs with natural yeasts and the must is kept in contact with the skins for 45 days. Gentle punch down are done in the first 10 days of skin contact.
Maturation: The wine then ages in 25 hl Austrian oak casks for 18 months, of which 6 months are on the fine lees. The wine is then bottled and rests another 8 months before release.
Ruby red with purple nuances. The nose displays hints of raspberry, red cherry and violet. Tannins are fine and smooth, the structure is medium-bodied and persistent, typical of high-altitude wines. This unique Sangiovese is the perfect terroir expression of this remote hilltop untouched for over 20 years.