Grape Variety: Sangiovese 95% – Merlot 5%.
Growing system: Predominantly Spurred Cordon, Alberello and Guyot Bush systems.
Refinement: at least 1 year in the bottle.
Colour: Intense and profound ruby red, tending to change colours towards pomegranate
Nose: An intense and elegant bouquet, mineral, spiced with the wild, leathery notes typical of the Sangiovese , enriched with a pinch of red fruit.
Palate: Elegant, full, rich, velvet-smooth and at the same time austere and persistent with a pleasantly tannic taste. Well balanced.
Ideal serving temperature: 17-18°C. Preferably opened an hour beforehand.
Matching: It is ideal with red meat, game and strong cheeses.
Consorzio Chianti Classico introduced Chianti Classico Gran Selezione di Montemaggio a few years ago as a type of wine of excellence at the top of the qualitative pyramid of Chianti Classico wine. It is a red Tuscan wine produced only during the best harvests and only from the selection of the best Sangiovese grapes (that are left on the plant for longer) in the highest part of the oldest vineyards of Montemaggio.
Fermentation lasts for about 30 days at a controlled temperature (less than 26° C) in conical wood trunk vats. Malolactic fermentation then undergoes in stainless steel and wooden vats. Thereafter for about 30 months, maturation takes place partially in large barrels (32 Hl) and partially in tonneaux (5 Hl) for the first and second passages.