Rich, purple-flecked ruby colour. The bouquet releases generous amounts of crisp, aromatic fruit. Fragrances of dark cherry, dried plum, and wild blackberry are beautifully lifted by floral notes of sweet violets and by spicier nuances of vanilla, cocoa powder, roast espresso bean, and black liquorice. The palate is velvety and crisp, with well integrated tannins and an elegant finish.
Food Pairings & Serving Suggestions
Perfect with assorted charcuterie, vegetable soups, and filled pastas in meat sauces.
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Vineyards & Grapes
Sangiovese is the main grape component of Chianti, one of Italy's best known wines. Our Sangiovese grapes originate in the hills between the Provinces of Siena and Florence within the renowned Chianti area of Tuscany. This area is known for a warm, sunny growing season with substantial temperature differential between day and night. Such conditions produce flavorful, rich grapes. The vines that produce our Sangiovese grapes are grown in the "traditional Tuscany upturned" system, a variation on the "Guyot" system. The wines are positioned to point south, which contributes to the complete maturation of the fruit. The cultivation of Sangiovese in Tuscany can be traced back through the centuries to ancient Greece and Rome. In fact, the word Sangiovese is derived from the Latin "Sanguis Jovis," or the blood of Jupiter.
Fermentation & Aging
The grapes were harvested upon full maturation during the middle of September. The wine was vinified using an average maceration time of 8 to 10 days. Temperature was controlled (28-29C) during the fermentation to encourage the release of attractive tannins and to develop a clear ruby color, while maintaining the rich fruit aromas characteristic of the Sangiovese grape. After fermentation, the wine was kept in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks until May.
Danzante Chianti Technical Information
Appellation: DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Vineyard Location: Chianti Area, Tuscany
Growing System: Cordon-trained, spur-pruned vines
Time of Harvest: September
Serving Temperature: 60-65 degrees
Acidity: 5.37 g/l
Residual Sugar: 3.3 g/l
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