Ricasoli “Ceniprimo” Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione 2018 (Tuscany)
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Overall, we can state that 2018 was a complex harvest due to the climate trends, which tended to be more humid than average in the past, but with excellent summer temperatures and a very dry period in the months of September and October.
Area: Toscana/ Tuscany
Planted in: 1998
Surface Area: 6,35ha
Altitudine: 300 m s.l.m.
Density: 5952 plants/ha
Training: spurred cordon
Clones: Sangiovese VCR23, VCR5, R24
Soil: This Cru grows on the great valley of the River Arbia, in the southernmost part of the property. The soil, very distinctive and complex, originates from an ancient river terrace dating back to the Pliocene-Pleistocene epochs. These are silty deposits, little evidence of stone, with the presence of clay, a little limestone and poor in organic matter.
Harvest: The grapes of CeniPrimo vineyard were hand-picked on October 5, 2018.
Winemaking: Fermentation temperature 24-27°C with daily punching. Duration of fermentation and maceration on the skins about 14-16 days.
Ageing: 22 months in 500-litre tonneaux of which 30% new and 70% second passage.
Bottling: February 19, 2021
Alcohol: 14,50% vol Total acidity: 6,06 g/L
ph: 3,35 Non-Reducing Extract : 26,87 g/L
Total Polyphenols (in Gallic acid ): 2160 mg/L
|James Suckling 2021||100/100|
|The WineHunter Award 2021||Gold|
|Faccino Doctor Wine 2022||98/100|
|Wine Spectator 2021||90/100|
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