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Monteraponi Chianti Classico

Crystal-clear, pale red-colored. The nose offers intense notes of violet, green pepper and raspberry. The strong minerality on the palate blends wonderfully with the freshness given by the calcareous, stony and marly soil. Long-lasting, full-bodied and structured, but enjoyable and not overwhelming on the palate, owing to the silky and soft tannins that bring out the wine’s elegance.

€28.00

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Origin:
Italy , Tuscany , Chianti Classico
Vintage:
2012
Volume:
750 ml
Colour:
Red
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Details:
Monteraponi Chianti Classico
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The winery extends over an area of 200 hectares set in a natural amphitheater, which is exposed to the south and sheltered from the north winds. The vineyards are spread over 12 hectares, the olive trees over 8 hectares, while the remaining area is covered with towering, ancient oaks and chestnut trees which surround and isolate the winery from the outside world.

Harvesting, which usually begins in early October, is done by hand. The grapes are then placed in a special destemmer designed for delicate grape varieties such as Sangiovese and Pinot Noir. The berries are further hand-sorted on a vibrating sorting table to select only the best ones, which are loaded into the press and undergo soft pressing to keep the skins as whole as possible.

The wine cellar is housed in age-old buildings, whose thick stone walls maintain constant temperature and humidity level throughout the year. The use of technology is reduced to a minimum, fermentation is carried out in old concrete vats and in elliptical-based, truncated cone-shaped concrete vats manufactured by Nomblot. The vats have no thermal-conditioning system in order to make fermentation as spontaneous and natural as possible. No selected yeast nor activators, feeders or malolactic bacteria are added.

Situated next to the winemaking cellar is the ageing cellar, housed in an old building, three-quarters underground, the ideal environment for wine ageing. The wine is aged exclusively in large oak barrels coming from Austria and Burgundy.

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