Appellation Chianti D.O.C.G.
Variety Sangiovese 90%, Montepulciano 10%
Alcohol content 15,5% vol.
Service temperature 18°- 20°C
Property Cattaneo brothers
Area 6 hectares
Altitude 280 mt. a.s.l.
Density 3500 plants/ha
Training system Spurred cordon
Vineyard average age 15 and 6 years
Vinification and ageing
Yield 5 tons per hectare;
Harvest time Sangiovese early October, Montepulciano beginning of October;
Picking grapes are hand picked and carried in 20kg-cases;
Pressing soft pressing with immediate pumping of the juice to the vats. 2 days at low temperature before introducing selected yeasts;
Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for about 25-30 days;
Fermentation Temperature 28/30°C;
Malolactic fermentation complete, in Barriques;
Ageing in French Barriques, 1/4 new ¾ second and third passage, for about 24 months;
Bottle ageing 6 months;
N° of bottles 200