CHIANTI CLASSICO 2016 – Monteraponi
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy – Tuscany
GRAPE VARIETIES: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
IDEAL SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16° – 18°
GIUSEPPE’S RATING: 95/100
MATCH: Land menù, grilled meat
PACK OF: 1 Bottle
SIZE: 0,75 l
The winery extends over an area of 200 hectares set in a natural amphitheater, which is exposed to the south and sheltered from the north winds. The vineyards are spread over 12 hectares, the olive trees over 8 hectares, while the remaining area is covered with towering, ancient oaks and chestnut trees which surround and isolate the winery from the outside world.
Harvesting, which usually begins in early October, is done by hand: the grapes are put in small crates, laid out on a conveyor belt and rinsed thoroughly. The grapes are then placed in a special destemmer, which comes from Burgundy and is designed for delicate grape varieties such as Sangiovese and Pinot Noir. The berries are further hand-sorted on a vibrating sorting table to select only the best ones, which are loaded into the press and undergo soft pressing to keep the skins as whole as possible (Demoisy method). The must is transferred to concrete vats through a peristaltic pump.