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By: Loretta Sebastiani

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The Best

WINES OF ITALY

Chianti Classico - DOCG (GPDO)

vino rosso

  • Pair wine Chianti Classico with:
    all meals, but especially suited for poultry, barbeque, stews and spicy cheese

Production area of Chianti Classico DOCG:
slopes up to 250 to 600 meters between Florence and Siena characterized by thick woods; the soil is predominantly sandstone at the higher altitudes and calcareous clay at lower altitudes
Vine selection :
Sangiovese (minimum 80%) and others
Colour:
intense ruby red with maroon highlights with aging
Aroma:
typical, intense, of violets
Taste:
dry, harmonious, slightly tannic when young, acquires softness with age
Minimum alcohol content:
12%
Aging:
12 months prior to release
Types:
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Riserva:
the Riserva must have min alcholic content of 12.5%; the Riserva must age for at least two years.
Serving temperature of wine Chianti Classico:
Serve the wine at: 60 - 64 Farenheit (16 - 18 Celsius), opening the bottle few hours before serving
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