"ALBORE RISERVA 2015" CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG Terre di Perseto
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS: Roasted and stewed red and game meat; steak or bbq grilled meats; aged or strong blue cheeses with soft or hard paste (like stilton); spicy and savory dishes. Or, as a «meditation wine», to be drunk in the evening accompanied by extra-dark chocolate.
Suggested serving temperature: 18 °C/64.40 °F
Decanter: Bronze Medal
Gilbert et Gaillard: 92/100 points
Falstaff: 90/100 points
Alcoholic content: 14%
Tasting notes: With a rich ruby red color, it is a ripe wine of refined depth. Intense bouquet with a delicate sensation of red berry fruits, spices, vanilla, hints of smoked wood. Elegant, full-bodied and fragrant on the palate. An excellent and pleasant acidity on the palate, with sumptuous but smooth tannins. Intense and long finish.
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
Aging: for 30 months (with a long period in French oak barrels holding 500 liters, followed by 6 months of aging in bottle).
Winemaking: Fermentation at a controlled temperature with repeated pumping-over and délestage (rack and return); maceration for 20-25 days (depending on the year).