Chianti Gentilesco DOCG, Cantina Bonacchi

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Chianti Gentilesco DOCG, Cantina Bonacchi

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Tasting notes

A ruby red wine with concentrated aromas of cherry fruit. Soft and medium-bodied with a smooth, fresh fruit palate. An uncomplicated, very drinkable wine.

Producer note

Cantina Bonacchi, has been making fine Tuscan wines for three generations. The wines are produced from 40 hectares in the Chianti Montalbano and Chianti Classico areas, as well as from 10 hectares divided between Montalcino and Sant'Antimo. They also own 20 hectares in the more recent Montecucco DOC. Modern technology and family expertise enables Bonacchi to offer excellent products from their four estates in Tuscany.

Vineyard note

Sourced from vineyards in the provinces of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pistoia and Pisa.

Soil

Marl and limestone.

Viticulture

Cordon spur trained vines.

Vinification

Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks with 8 days maceration on the skins and 9 days malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in tank and released for sale in the March following the vintage.

Grape

Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 5%, Malvasia Nera 5%

Food match

Grilled red meats and full-flavoured tomato based pasta dishes.

Producer:  Cantina Bonacchi
Grape Varieties:  Sangiovese
Optimum Drinking:  Within 3 years
Wine Style:  Soft medium bodied fruity red
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Italy
Style / Colour:  Red

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