CHIANTI CLASSICO DI MONTEMAGGIO DOCG Gallo Nero
The Chianti Classico di Montemaggio is a Tuscan red wine produced from predominantly Sangiovese grapes and a small portion of Merlot. It is characterised by a brilliant ruby colour, intense but elegant bouquet, rich with floral aromas, hints of fruits and spices. It has a full body with intense flavour and lasting presence on the palate. A very versatile wine that contains all the quality of the land from which it is produced and brings your senses back in the past up till the Etruscan times. The vineyards are situated at altitudes varying from 450 to 600 metres above sea level. The Sangiovese grapes are harvested in the second half of October while the Merlot is picked at the end of September. The two types of grapes undergo fermentation separately in stainless steel tanks for 25 days at controlled temperatures (less than 26°C). The Sangiovese is put into Slovenian and French oak casks of 32 hl capacity, while the Merlot is put in barrels,, then blended together to stay for 24 month.