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Calice Del Conte

I.G.T. Toscana

Production Area:

Amidst the hills of Pelago in the Chianti Rufina D.O.C.G. area, with a soil composition of marly, calcareous clay as typically found in the Arno valley east of Florence.

Aspect:

South-facing

Altitude:

200 / 350m above sea level

Harvest Period:

From mid-September until mid-October.

Serving Temperature:

19/20°C

Grape variety:

Merlot (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%).

Cultivation Method:

Spurred cordon

Maturation:

18 months in barriques and then in bottles.

Ageing Potential:

15 - 20 years

Vinification:

The grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (28/30°C) for 10 days before racking and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. After fermentation the wine is put into oak barriques.

Sensory Characteristics:

Appearance:

 Intense red with violet hues.

Aroma:

Ripe cherry with hints of berry and forest fruits, and a touch of spice.

Flavour:

Well-structured and harmonious on the palate with a velvety consistency.

Accompaniments:

Savoury and cured dishes, and grilled and braised meat.

Data Analysis:

Alcohol:

Dry Extract:

13,5% vol.

31,00

Total Acidity:

Total polyphenols:

5,00

3200