ALBORE Chianti Classico DOCG
Tasting notes:Ruby red in color, with a lovely complexity perceived in the nose. It has a dense fruit core with notes of violet, iris and spices. Complex, savory and elegant, with a well-balanced body, smooth tannins and a pleasant freshness. SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS: Roasted and stewed red, white and game meat; steak or bbq grilled meats; cured meat or charcuterie; lasagna; fish dishes cooked in a rich tomato sauce; aged or strong blue cheeses with soft or hard paste (like stilton); spicy, ethnic and savory dishes.
Falstaff: 91/100 points
Gilbert et Gaillard: Gold Medal
Decanter: Bronze Medal
Soil exposure: South-West
Age of the vines: 10-20 years old
Harvest: by hand only
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese
Aging: 24 months minimum, then 3 months in bottle.
Alcoholic content: 13,5%
Winemaking: Fermentation at a controlled temperature with repeated pumping-over and délestage (rack and return); maceration for 15-25 days (depending on the year).