Features of Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG RISERVA
Minimum total alcohol content: 12.5%
Minimum net dry extract: 22 per thousand
Characteristics of the grape:
Red grape, of highly variable quality, the most cultivated of ‘Italy in particular the Centre.
It produces wines of good acid and tannic, not always very intense color, and notes that go with leather and barnyard plum and prune, depending on the quality and maturity.
The Sangiovese grapes, like Pinot, has a tendency to mutate in different clonal variations and names is the main variety of quality red wines of Tuscany, the ‘only allowed for the Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti basis of the cut, the wine of Montepulciano and the vast majority of Super-Tuscan.
Widely used in Umbria, gives her best in Torgiano and Montefalco.
In the Marche is the basis of the Rosso Piceno and Rosso Conero an important component.
The screw, probably native of Tuscany, has ancient origins, some authors have argued that it was already known to the Etruscans.
The variety is well adapted to different soils, but the presence of limestone seems to bring out the elegant and intense aromas.
The Sangiovese grapes mature later, producing rich wines, spirits and longevity in warm years but revealing high acidity to accentuate the ‘dilute the color and acidity, which may begin to darken relatively early.
The vine is of the utmost importance in Romagna, it is usually a red light.
Although the variety is grown in the south and usually blended with local grapes.