Wine name:Chianti Classico
Appellation:CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG
Zone:Castelnuovo Berardenga (province of Siena)
Blend:90% Sangiovese 6% Canaiolo 4% Colorino
Vineyard age (year of planting):Canaiolo 2005,2000 Colorino 2005,2000 Sangiovese 2005,2000
Soil Type:marl, limestone, alberese
Altitude:300-420 meters above sea level
Colour:Bright ruby red
Nose:intense floral notes of violets and of ripe red fruit.
Flavour:excellent minerality and acidity, well-integrated with a young but elegant tannins. A predominance of red fruit and cherry complete the taste experience. The finish is pleasant and persistent.
Serving temperature (°C):18
Match with:Ideal with cheese, pasta with traditional sauces, grilled meat.
Average no. bottles/year:230,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:6
Harvest period: beginning of October. Vineyard density: 5,500 vines/hectare. Grape yield/vine: 1.1 kilograms. Natural Sardinian corks are used for bottling.
Vinification and ageing
Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in Slavonian oak truncated conical casks (capacity 80 hl) for 12-13 days with temperature control (26 degrees Celsius). Natural malo-lactic fermentation. The wine matures in large non-toasted Allier oak casks (capacity 40 hl) for approximately 14 months. Finishing in the bottle for 3 months.
Address:Loc. Dievole 6, 53019 Vagliagli (province of Siena)
Year of establishment:1090
Total annual production:260000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):80
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):12ha indigenous grape varieties 68ha Sangiovese
Vine training system:
Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:in the conversion phase to be certified organic
Harvest period:end of September-end of October
Oenologist:Alberto Antonini and Giovanni Alberio (on premise oenologist)
Dievole is a corner of Tuscany that has been always known to be a small paradise. Here the dialogue between nature and man was never interrupted and the name can explain the reason: in fact the origin of the name “Dievole” is “Dio vuole” (God wants).
The name of Dievole appears officially for the first time in the XI century and exactly on the 10th of May 1090. During that time the Icelander Leif Erikson discovers North American, the Chinese discover gunpowder, the first university in the world was established in Bologna, Rome is invaded by the Normans and Pope Urban II conquers Jerusalem. On that day, as stated in the contract drawn up by the notary Bellundo, two capons, three loaves of bred and six “denari lucchesi” of good silver were paid for the yearly contract of a vineyard in a divine valley, which was Dievole.
In 2012 Dievole starts a harmonic and gradual renovation with the aim of enhancing the deepest identity of this area. The dreams of yesterday become the aims of tomorrow, the ancient certainties are confronted with new ideas. It is an evolution, based on respect, that started from listening to the earth and that has an only lead: quality.
Quality at Dievole starts first of all with excellent agricultural resources such as a land that is particularly suited for viticulture, the experience of man, and the constant strive for innovation. These are the instruments with which the team at Dievole looks at the future with the intent of protecting the atmosphere of this magic place and to make it known to the world.
Three are the expressions of Dievole: its vineyards that design waves on the hills and that give life to fresh and intense Sangiovese based wines, the olives trees that dot the landscape with their timeless charm and the warm welcome of the historical Villa – Villa Dievole – an elegant country resort where it is possible to experience unforgettable moments.