Chianti Colli Senesi Gattavecchi 2016

Chianti Colli Senesi Gattavecchi 2016

This red D.O.C.G wine, produced in the heart of Tuscany by one of the historical companies in the area, is characterised by a winey aroma with a hint of red berries, and a well-balanced taste with light tannins
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WineryGattavecchi
BioNo
TypeRed Wines
RegionTuscany
Wine zoneChianti
Appellation or VineChianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G.
CompositionSangiovese (95%), Canaiolo (5%)
Year2016
Alcoholic Content13
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeChianti Classico
Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G. comes from an area renowned for very high quality wine-making with the Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes. After the traditional contact with the grapeskins for twelve to fifteen days, the wine is refined in barrels for at least six months. It is a ruby colour with a grainy tendency and, as the years pass, it develops a winey aroma with a hint of red berries. It has a well-balanced taste with light tannins, and is velvety when aged.

The producer

The Gattavecchi family have been producing wine in Montepulciano for five generations, and have played a significant role among the historical companies that introduced Vino Nobile di Montepulciano to Italy and the world at large. Gattavecchi wines originate from vineyards located on the best hillsides in the administrative area of Montepulciano and San Gimignano. This means that the company is in a position to select the very best grapes, not only for the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, but also for the production of a splendid Vernaccia di San Gimignano and certain dessert wines, such as Vin Santo. Gattavecchi wines are refined in casks and barrels in the historical underground cellars of the twelfth century Padri Serviti monastery, which nestles beneath the church of Santa Maria dei Servi in Montepulciano. Members of the Gattavecchi family personally concern themselves with the production of their wines. Under the supervision of Valente Gattavecchi, the sons and daughters, Luca, Gionata and Daniela closely follow every phase of the production process step by step. It is a job that, above all, is motivated by a love of the land, a passion for wine, and a desire to work alongside friends, colleagues and customers, some of whom are now spread throughout the world.

Best with

This wine is excellent with Florentine tripe, salami, dry first courses, Florentine steak and medium-mature cheeses.

How to serve it

The wine should be served at 18 degrees centigrade in clear, transparent crystal goblets.

How to keep

If kept well, this wine has an average conservation period of four to five years. The bottles should be laid horizontally in a cool, dark, humid wine-cellar.

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