Il Chianti Classico viene prodotto esclusivamente in Toscana nella zona tra Firenze e Siena.
The Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG wine is one of the types of wine provided for by the Chianti Classico DOCG denomination, a DOCG of the region. The disciplinary of the DOCG denominations foresee within them specific types of wine, which are characterized by their ampelographic composition, that is, for the vines allowed for their production, for the vinification procedures and for the specific organoleptic characteristics of the wine. The vines that are included in the composition of the Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG are Sangiovese 80-100%, and other black berried grapes allowed for cultivation in the production area max. 20%. The organoleptic characteristics of Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG include a ruby red color. The olfactory profile of the Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG wine is Floral, Fruity, Spicy and on the palate it is harmonious, dry, savory, tannic, soft.
The Chianti is made with 80% to 100% of Sangiovese grape. It’s allowed to use other tuscan red grape like Canaiolo for maximum 20%.
Its versatility provides, in the case of Chianti Classico, for example, a basic version, a Riserva and a Gran Selezione, all suitable for making Sangiovese’s response to different ripening periods known. However, the generic notes on the bright ruby red color, the characteristic aromas of cherry, violet, morello cherry, blood orange and ripe red fruit remain valid. It produces ample wines on the palate, with medium or full body, with a pronounced and moderately reduced tannic presence even in the most worked versions, as well as being able to ensure good freshness and aromatic persistence.
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