CHIANTI SUPERIORE DOCG 2012

organic wine

Vineyards of origin: Patrignone (64%)
Porta (21%), S.Pietro (10%), Spareto (5%)
Variety of grapes: sangiovese 93%
ciliegiolo 6%
malvasia nera 1%
Type of terrain: sandy, clay
Years of establishment 1973 Patrignone, 1995
Spareto, 2001 Porta, 2005 S.Pietro
Planting distances: 3 m x 1,2 m (Patrignone), 2,8m x 0,8m (Spareto), 2,5m x 0,8m (Porta, S.Pietro)
Aspect : South, South West
Pruning: cordone speronato and guyot

Data of 2012 harvest
Grape yield per hectare: 44 quintals
Grape yield per vine: 1,37 kg
Manual and selective grape harvest. Almost 2/3 of the grapes comes from a second harvest, 15/20 days after the former one. Pressing and destalking, 11 days steeping.

Analytical data of must
Sugars: 235 g/l
Acidity: 6,5 g/l
The wine spontaneously completes the malo-lactic fermentation immediately after the alcoholic one. Ageing is performed in cement vats for 18 months. 60% of the wine – the sangiovese more structured– has matured in French oak barrels for 6/12 months. Refining in bottles last at least three months.

Analytical data of finished wine
Alcohol: 14,0 % vol
Residual sugars 0,1 g/l
Total acidity 5,31 g/l
pH 3,7
Dry extract: 29,7 g/l
Bottled production: 13.000 bottles 0,75 l

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