Chianti Classico

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

The apex of quality of winemaking tradition.

Chianti Classico is the result of the Cecchi family’s continuous research in the appreciation of Sangiovese originating from the most propense zones of the designation. After fermenting in steel tanks, the wine is aged for about a year in wooden casks. The scent expression is focused on the depth of the fruit for voluminous and ample palate; however, it is always supported by well-extracted acidic and tannic freshness.

Technical sheet

Appellation Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Area of production Castellina in Chianti area of Chianti Classico
Harvest / Vintage 2012
Number bottles 1.500.000
Grapes variety Sangiovese 90%, other grape varieties 10%
Altitude 250 mt above sea level
Soil Composition Middle Dough alkaline presence with stones
Tonnes of grape per hectare 7 Tonnes
Cultivation technique Spurred Cordon
Harvest First ten days of October
Vinification Traditional in red with controlled temperature
Method of fermentation Stainless Steel tanks
Fermentation temperature 26 °C
Length of Fermentation 18 days
Date of Bottling from October following the harvest
Bottle age Minimum 2 months
Service temperature 18 °C
Alcoholic content 13 %
Tasting notes It is the protagonist among Cecchi wines, Chianti Classico is exported worldwide. It is the wine in which the company identifies more. His high profile is the result of a long experience. The Cecchi family has always believed in that name that represents the past, present and especially the future of Tuscan wines. The main grape is Sangiovese. Red ruby tending to garnet with aging, fine nose, the taste is intense and persistent, its structure is large and with a great balance.
Serve with red meats and rich poultry dishes

Awards and Accolades

Chianti Classico 2009
87 points - Wine Spectator 2012

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