Vineyard: located at Lucarelli in the municipality of Radda in Chianti.
Kind of ground: Lime, clay, sand.
Grape: 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo
Vines per hectare: 7300
Type of cultivation: Cordon trained
It has an intense garnet red color. On the nose it recalls liquorice, forest fruits and vanilla. On the palate it is full-bodied with balanced tannins and a very long and elegant finish.
The grapes are harvested by hand using boxes, followed by gentle destemming. The fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 23°C on skins for twenty-seven days.
Malolactic fermentation in wooden barrels follows, for all the must in wooden casks. Twenty-four months of maturing follow in wooden barrels at a constant temperature of 16°C. At the end of this period, the wine is bottled. There follows a further long period of refining in the bottle.
Drink with: first courses with ragout sauce, grilled meat in general, game and matured cheeses.
Longevity: 10-12 years.
Serve at: 17-18°C.