The DOCG Chianti is produced in the heart of Tuscany, in the area between the provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena. These are the hilly areas with large terraces and valleys crossed by the rivers.
This territory has been producing wines since the time of the Etruscans, but only in 1800, it obtained the Controlled Designation of Origin - DOC label.
Appellation: Chianti D.O.C.G.
Production Area: Località Fugnano (San Gimignano)
Grape and percentage: Sangiovese 100%
Kind of farming: Cordone speronato
Density: 4400 understock (per ha)
Soil typology: Yellow sand, clay mixed with cobblestone
Altitude: 270 mt above sea level
Yield each hectare: 60 hl
Microclimate: Typical mediterranean climate with rainfall in April, May and November; temperature between -5°C +37°C
Production technique: Grapes are picked up by heand during the first two weeks of October (1-20), vinification and maceration on skins with controlled temperature (26°/28°C), after that the wine mellows 6 months in cement and glass tanks
Organoleptic features: Intense ruby red with violet highlights; fresh fruit aroma with hints of violets and berries; pleasant to the taste and good persistence in the mouth
Coupling: Excellent with red meat and cheese
Serving temperature: 18°/20°