ALBORE Chianti Classico DOCG - Terre di Perseto
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red in color, with a lovely complexity perceived in the nose. It has a dense fruit core with notes of violet, ripe raspberries and fresh plums. Complex, savory and elegant, with a well-balanced body, smooth tannins and a pleasant freshness.
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese
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.
Aging: 24 months minimum, then 3 months in bottle. Aging takes place in stanless steel tanks, followed by a short passage in French oak tonneaux.
CURIOSITY: why the name «Albóre»? ALBÓRE or THE FIRST LIGHTS OF DAWN is when we get up to start the day in the fields and therefore also the grape harvesting. But the ALBÓRE, the first light, harbinger of the day, is also the light of a new beginning, which sweeps away the darkness.