Riecine, Chianti Classico, DOCG
Pale crimson red colour. This has an exciting nose and bright acidity. Succulent, red fruit with fine, powerful tannins. This Sangiovese has taken on a Pinot Noir like guise.
100% Sangiovese, harvested by hand, destemmed, and then a 15 day maceration in a Nomblot concrete tank. Fermentation with indigeneous yeast, with pumping overs before ageing for 13 months in a range of vessels including Nomblot eggs, 50% is aged in used tonneaux and also large wooden casks (Grenier) before final re-blending.
From vines planted in organically certified soil (wine is not certified yet) of limestone and clay, the vines average 30 years old and are pruned double guyot style.