Wine Detail

Chianti Riserva

Wine name:Chianti Riserva

Appellation:CHIANTI RISERVA DOCG

Zone:S. Casciano and Montespertoli

Cru:selection of the best grapes of vineyards of at least 15 years with only southern exposure

Blend:Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo

Vineyard age (year of planting):Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo 1970,2000

Soil Type:Clay, characterized by geological formation of pliocenic and pleistocenic origin with a good balance between sand and loam and with the presence of conglomerates

Altitude:250 meters above sea level

Colour:Deep ruby red with purple reflections

Nose:Fruity of great substance

Flavour:Enticing, silky with a good structure

Serving temperature (°C):16-18

Match with:Grilled red meat, game, seasoned cheese

Average no. bottles/year:6,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:8

Vinification and ageing

Vinification in glazed concrete vats with maceration with the skins for approx. 10 days. Malolactic in concrete. The wine matures exclusively in concrete.

Wine Producer

LUCIGNANO S.S.

Website:http://www.fattoriadilucignano.com

Address:Via di Lucignano, 14 50020 San Pancrazio Val di Pesa FI

Owner:Niccolò, Ilaria, Angelica e Desideria Guicciardini

Year of establishment:1900

Total annual production:140000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):32

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):3.2ha Canaiolo 1.6ha Colorino 1.6ha Merlot 25.6ha Sangiovese

Vine training system:
Cordon spur

Cultivation method in the vineyard:the aisles (between the rows of vines) are tilled

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:End of September, mid October

Agronomist:Dr. Riccardo Galli

Oenologist:Dr. Federico Staderini

History

The Villa of Lucignano and its cellar (which is part of the same building) have belonged to the Guicciardini family since 1546. The Fattoria extends for 150 hectares between San Casciano Val di Pesa and Montespertoli (within the province of Florence) at approximately 280 meters above sea level. The soil is clayey-calcarous rich in gravel and it is ideal for viticulture. The 32 hectares of vineyards are within the Chianti Colli Fiorentini appellation. Niccolò, Ilaria, Angelica and Desideria manage the estate with passion and dedication, after their parents passed away, with the collaboration of the oenologist Federico Staderini and of the agronomist Riccardo Galli. Following their family's tradition and the approach of their father Count Lodovico, they continue to produce an excellent Chianti and a remarkable Vin Santo. Both wines are very much appreciated in Italy and overseas.

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