Chianti Classico Riserva Seretina
Wine name:Chianti Classico Riserva Seretina
Appellation:Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Zone:Gaiole in Chianti (Siena)
Vineyard extension (hectares):3.5
Blend:95% Sangiovese 5% Malvasia Nera
Vineyard age (year of planting):Malvasia Nera 1997 Sangiovese 1997
Soil Type:Sandstone, skeletal
Altitude:550 meters above sea level
Colour:Ruby red tending to garnet
Nose:Sweet tobacco, red fruit with coffee and vanilla tones
Flavour:Dry, well integrated tannins
Serving temperature (°C):18-20
Match with:Elaborate dishes that require to be cooked for a long time
Average no. bottles/year:3,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:6
This wine is made from 20 rows of vines (part of a larger vineyard) with a surface of 3,000-4,000 square meters.
Vineyard density; 4,500 vines/hectare. Manual harvest during the first and second week of October. Grape quantity per vine: 1/1.2 kgs.
Vinification and ageing
Vinification in steel vats. Alcoholic fermentation for 25 days at 26/28 degrees Celsius. Malolactic fermentation in steel. The wine rests in Slavonian oak casks (5 hectolitre capacity) for 24/28 months. Finishing in the bottle for 6 months.
Address:Loc. Monterotondo 12, s.p. 408 Km 33.300 53013 Gaiole in Chianti Siena
Year of establishment:1959
Total annual production:15000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):3.9
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):0.5ha Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and Colorino 0.4ha Malvasia del Chianti, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Trebbiano Toscano 3ha Sangiovese
Vine training system:
Cultivation method in the vineyard:Grass cover is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:Certified Organic
Harvest period:After the 10th of October
The estate is located within the heart of the Chianti country, in Gaiole, and the homestead dates back to 1056.
Monterotondo was established in 1959 by the grandfather of the present owner, Saverio Basagni, after which it became a hobby for Saverio’s father. Since 1994 Saverio and his wife Fabiana manage the property as their principal activity.
All the vineyards were replanted and now the vineyard extension is 3.9 hectares. 3 hectares are planted with Sangiovese and 0.5 hectares are planted with Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera and olorino (these 3.5 hectares are all within the Chianti Classico appellation). An extension of 0.4 hectares is planted with white grape varieties, Malvasia del Chianti, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica and Trebbiano Toscano.
The cellar has been completely renovated over the years and it is equipped with stainless steel vats and a bottling plant. The wines rest for a period of 12 months in oak casks of a capacity of 7.5 and 10 Hectolitres.
The philosophy of the estate is to make excellent wine without the use of chemicals, in fact Monterotondo is certified organic since 2003.