"ALBORE RISERVA 2015" CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG Terre di Perseto

Albore Riserva 2015
Albore Riserva 2015
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SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS: Roasted and stewed red and game meatsteak or bbq grilled meatsaged or strong blue cheeses with soft or hard paste (like stilton); spicy and savory dishesOr, as a «meditation wine», to be drunk in the evening accompanied by extra-dark chocolate.

 

Suggested serving temperature: 18 °C/64.40 °F

 

AWARDS/PRIZES WON:   

DecanterBronze Medal

Gilbert et Gaillard: 92/100 points

Falstaff: 90/100 points

 

Alcoholic content14%

 

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).