The color is intense red; the bouquet is very rich and complex and reminds of blackberry jam. The soft and round tannins give a great elegance to this full-bodied and long lasting wine.
This Chianti Riserva is made of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Merlot grapes. The harvesting of the grapes is at the right ripeness time, after careful analysis of sugars, acids and tannins levels. The grapes are kept in separate stainless steel tanks for a controlled fermentation. Then the Merlot wine ages in second and third passage French oak barrels, while the Sangiovese wine ages for one year in cement tanks. After one more year the Merlot and Sangiovese wines are blended and kept for 12 months in cement tanks. After this long maturation time the wine is ready to be bottled. The aging time in the bottle is, at least, three months.