IGT Rosso Toscana, Italia
70% Sangiovese | 25% Cabernet Sauvignon | 5% Merlot
The Chirone 2011 is a rich yet structured and elegant IGT with delightful tannin and deep colour. It has blackberries on the nose with a cherry note. A mouthful of flavour beguiles the senses, then the long finish leaves you wanting more. A juicy wine which still retains its authentic terroir character.
|Vineyard||Borgo la Stella, Radda in Chianti|
|Age of the vines||9 years|
|Soil||Clayey with high limestone content (“Alberese” limestone)|
|Cultivation density||9,000 vines/ha.|
|Yield per plant||Ø only 0.7 kg|
|Alcohol content||13.50% abv|
|Ageing||Malolactic fermentation in steel vat|
|Filtration||Natural filtration (sedimentation)|
|Maturation||Partially in new, partially in used 500 l oak barrels over a period of 18 months.
Then bottle-stored for 6 months.
|Vinification & bottling||Marchesi Mazzei S.P.A. Agricola, Castellina in Chianti – Italia for Agricola Borgo La Stella, Radda in Chianti|
|Type of cork||Natural cork|
|Residual sugar content||1.8 g/l|