Ruby red appearance with rich, intense tones. Spicy nose with floral notes and hints of wild berry (red and black), accompanied by mineral impressions and light toasted notes. Spice re-appears on the palate, which displays firm but supple tannins, and the finale is vigorous and taut. Overall, the wine is compelling for its flavour-rich mid-palate and supporting acidity.
Chianti Classico Riserva Docg.
Poggio a Rancia area.
About 5.400 vines per hectare.
Bilateral cordon training system.
Exclusively hand harvested, generally starting in the first weeks of October.
From the selection of the vineyards of the eighties were conducted thorough investigations to identify the parent plants most suitable for the construction of grafting and replanting took place in the early 2000s.
The Rancia vineyard takes its name from the historic Rancia farmhouse, once a Benedictine monastery. Located in Castelnuovo Berardenga at elevations ranging between 400 and 420 metres it has a fine southwest-facing exposure. The more recent plantings utilize genetic material from massal selections gathered from the old Rancia vineyard. The soil is composed of limestone-derived alberese classic to the Castelnuovo Berardenga area and of galestro marl in some areas. First vintage was 1983.