The Chianti Classico Riserva di Montemaggio is a red Tuscan wine with an intense ruby colour and a spicy perfume with a hint of wood. It has a bouquet of rich floral notes, enriched with hints of fruits, pleasantly tannic and well balanced taste with persisting presence.
It is produced from a selection of the best Sangiovese grapes that comes especially from the oldest vineyards. The elevated locations of the vineyards (from 450 to 600 metres above sea level) and the large variation in temperature between night and day gives the wine their particular bouquet.
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 gain the colour of pomegranate with aging.
Nose: An intense and elegant bouquet, mineral, spiced with the wild, earthy, leathery notes of the typical Sangiovese grapes, 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. An ideal companion to elaborate courses but also to essential simple dishes.
The Sangiovese grapes are harvested in the second half of October and the Merlot at the end of September. Following a careful selection of the best grapes (that are left on the plant for longer) fermentation lasts for about 30 days at controlled temperature (less than 26°C) in conical wood trunk vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in stain- less steel and wooden vats. Thereafter for about 28-36 months, maturation takes place in large barrels (32 Hl) and in tonneaux (5 Hl).