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Chianti Classico

Squarcialupi Riserva

Technical Data

Squarcialupi Riserva

Altitude of vineyards: 400-500 m a.s.l.

Vines per hectare: 5500

Type of soil: medium clayey, stony, with sands of galestro and alberese

Aspect of vineyard: south-west

Blend: 90%Sangiovese; 5% Cabernet Sauvignon; Merlot 5%.

Production:

Grapes per hectare: 60 quintals 

Yield in wine: 70%

Bottles per year: 20000
 

Features & Pairings suggestions

Vinification

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand, selecting the perfect ripening bunches. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, at controlled temperature to save primary aromas; after 8-10 days all the sugars are converted into alcohol. To extract the color and the aromas, the peels that raise to the surface are moist with the must/wine. The maceration of the peels on the wine continues for 15-20 days, then the free run wine is separed from the marc, which is pressed. Follows the malolactic fermentation on fine lees for 20 days, to make the wine softer on the palate.

Ageing

Ageing

The wine ages in big barrels of Slavonian oak (capacity from 24 to 47 hl) for 12 months, in the ancient cellar of the Squarcialupi palace and for another 6 months in barrique (225lt) and tonneaux (500lt). During this period the aromatic profile is defined and the wine acquires softness by polymerization of the polyphenols. Follows the refinement in the bottle for at least 6 months, before being released for consumption.

Visual Analysis

Visual Analysis

Deep ruby red.

Olfactory Analysis

Olfactory Analysis

Intense and persistent bouquet, with notes of berries and spices such as licorice and black pepper. Well-harmonized hints of oak.

Gustatory Analysis

Gustatory Analysis

Well structured and balanced, complex, persistent.Notes of red fruits and spices such as black pepper and licorice.

Serving Suggestions

Serving Suggestions

Serve at a temperature of 18-20 C, in ballon, taking care to uncork the bottle 2 hours before or using a decanter to oxygenate.

Pairing Suggestions

Pairing Suggestions

Grilled red meats, steak, game of hair and feather, stewed and roasted, aged cheeses hard like pecorino.

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La Castellina
Via Ferruccio, 26
53011 Castellina in Chianti, Siena, Italy

CONTACTS:
Tel: +39.0577.740459
Fax: +39.0577.741882
E-mail: info@lacastellina.it
COMPANY:
Fattoria La Castellina di Tommaso Bojola
Loc. Ferrozzola 1,
53011 Castellina In Chianti (SI), Italy
VAT 00879410520
Cod. Fisc. BJLTMS58R29D6120
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