"ALBORE Vintage 2019" CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG Terre di Perseto
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.
Merum: ♥♥ JLF+ Selection "MERUM" DeguBox 2021/2022
Frankfurt International Trophy: Gold Medal
Falstaff: 90/100 points
MUNDUS VINI: 86/100 points
Suggested serving temperature: 18 °C/64.40 °F
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.
Alcoholic content: 14%
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: 24 months minimum, then 3 months in bottle.
Winemaking: Fermentation at a controlled temperature with repeated pumping-over and délestage (rack and return); maceration for 15-25 days (depending on the year).