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LEGIT

Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

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Area of production

Chianti Classico, Toscana

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Soil

Sandy with a slight presence of stones (tufa soil)

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Vineyard technique

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Vine age: Plantings completed in spring 2002

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Plant density: 11,000 plants per hectare

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Yield: 60 qt/ha

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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: Fermentation is temperature-controlled and the must is kept in contact with the skins for about 30 days.

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Maturation: The wine rests for 24 months in barriques (70% new and 30% used one year), of which 6 months are spent resting on the fine lees.

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Technical data

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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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