Ricasoli Chianti 2017 DOCG

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The oldest and most representative estate in Chianti Classico from 1141

 

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CHIANTI DOCG
Brilliant ruby red. Lovely fragrances of ripe fruit and menthol hints invade the nose. Round,
pleasant, nice freshness on the mouth. Easy to drink.
PRODUCTION AREA
Chianti
GROWING SEASON
The autumn and winter were very mild this year, with below-freezing temperatures only in part
of January. It was rainy, about 440 mm. In the spring, temperatures were average, with the
end of May and early June hot but humid. This diminished the fruit set causing a thinning
effect in the clusters that was good for the Sangiovese. Two hail storms at the end of May
also led to loss of flowers, thus reducing per-plant growth.
Summer was hot and dry. End-July and mid-August rains gave some relief to the plants,
helping them during the period of veraison.
Harvest began in early September, with temperatures mid-to-high for that period of the year
during the day and a drop of as much as 10-15°C at nights, favoring the accumulation of
phenolic compounds.
TASTING NOTES
Brilliant ruby red with hints of violet and cherries.
Round, fresh, well balanced on the mouth; lingering final taste.

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