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Chianti Superiore

Chianti Superiore

Chianti Superiore D.O.C.G.

 

A Chianti Superiore with a rich, fruity bouquet made with Sangiovese grapes from our vineyards, aged for 9 months in exclusively Italian oak barrels. One of our finest products, which you will appreciate for the inimitable elegance that is the gift of our terroir, combined with the soft, velvety taste.

 

Grape variety: Sangiovese, with small amounts of other grapes
Soil: sandy (80%) with clay (15%) and silt (5%) dark colour, medium depth with fossils.
Vine density: 5,000 plants per hectare
Training system: spurred cordon trained 80 cm from ground.
Yield per hectare: 70 quintals

 

Wine making method

Grapes are hand-picked, placed in 200 kg bins and transported to the cellar. After careful selection they are de-stemmed and pressed. Maceration of 10-12 days depending on the vintage, with frequent pumping over at about 28°C. Malolactic fermentation takes place in cement tanks. In December the wine is put into 18 hl barrels where it ages for 6 months. This is followed by a final ageing of at least 6 months in the bottle.
Bottles produced: 20,000 per year.

 

Tasting notes

Brilliant red colour with a slight hint of garnet. Very rich on the nose with red fruit and violet notes. Initially soft on the palate, its vibrant freshness makes for a fruity, extremely pleasing finish.

 

FOOD PAIRINGS

Goes well with pasta with meat sauce, red meats, game birds and mature cheeses. Thanks to its very own character, it is an ideal accompaniment to traditional Tuscan and Italian cuisine. Excellent also with meat or tuna tartare.

Usiglian del Vescovo - Societa' agricola

Usiglian del Vescovo - Uomini e Aziende in onda su RTV 38

Societa' Agricola Usiglian del Vescovo S.r.l
Locatita' Usigliano
56036 Palaia (PI)
Tel. +39 0587 622138
Fax: +39 0587 629795
P.Iva: 01875750505

Monday to Friday8am to 11pm

Saturday and Sunday
on Reservation

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