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.
Falstaff: 91/100 points
Gilbert et Gaillard: Gold Medal
Decanter: Bronze Medal
Cru: Canali (300 m. a.s.l.)
Soil exposure: South-West
Soil: limestone/Alberese type
Age of the vines: 10-20 years old
Vines per hectar: 4000-5000
Pruning/Growing system: «Cordone speronato»
(pruned-spur cordon-trained vines)
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).