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Chianti Classico Gran Selezzione, Vigna La Prima 2016, Vicchiomaggio

Chianti Classico Gran Selezzione, Vigna La Prima 2016, Vicchiomaggio
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Producer:  Castello Vicchiomaggio
Grape Varieties:  90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo & 5% Colorino
Optimum Drinking:  Within 12 years
Wine Style:  Mellow texture, rich ripe smoky fruits
Alcohol by Volume:  13.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Italian

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Chianti Classico Gran Selezzione DOC "Vigna La Prima" 2016

Full, velvety and complex showing ripe red plum and oak cedar notes, sublimely smooth and silky, elegant and refined.

Producer Note

The historical origins of Castello Vicchiomaggio can be traced back to the 5th century. The present owners, the Matta family, acquired the property in 1964 and restored it back to its former splendour. The estate, with 150 hectares, is one of the largest in the area, and of these, 32 hectares are dedicated to the vine. Castello Vicchiomaggio produces several styles of wine, from the traditional to the innovative. In order to achieve this, the estate has been carefully classified according to its soil type and exposure. All production and winemaking is supervised by John Matta. The hallmark of John's wines is elegance, perfumed, stylish and all have beautiful balance. These wines truly show off the Sangiovese grape at its best. Vicchiomaggio is consistently classified amongst Italy's top estates and John Matta has been named IWSC Italian Winemaker of the Year four times in the last 14 years.

Vineyard

The sustainably cultivated vines are grown in La Prima vineyard where the soils are marl and clay. Gran Selezione is a DOCG Chianti category and is produced exclusively with grapes from single vineyards or selected from the estate's best-suited vineyards. In addition to having stricter technical and organoleptic characteristics, Gran Selezione wines can only be released to the market 30 months after the grape harvest, having spent at least three months in bottle. These features place this at the summit of the Chianti Classico quality pyramid.

Winemaking

Fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks, with regular pump-overs of the cap to ensure the desired levels of aeration. The wine was matured in French oak barriques for a period of 20 months, followed by one year maturation in the bottle.

Tasting Note

A complex bouquet showing aromas of red and black berried fruit, with hints of lemon, tobacco leaves and a touch of toasted oak. Full, velvety and complex flavours shine through on the sublimely smooth palate leading to a fresh and elegant finish.

Grape

Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 10% 


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