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Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet and Merlot
Autumn and winter 2010 in the Chianti Classico were characterized by a climate trend mostly rainy and cold; the first months of 2011, by contrast, were dry and the beginning of spring has brought a mild climate. The heat of early April has anticipated the budding vines about 10 days compared to the average of the area. The growing season has continued favorably, with little rain and mild temperatures; the cool weather of July realigned phenological phases of plants.
The vines were affected by the warm climate that characterized the months of August and September. The harvest began in mid-September with the Merlot grapes, which were harvested between 12 and 20 September. During this period, Sangiovese and Syrah have completed the process of maturation to be picked up in the last week of the month. The careful selection of the grapes at harvest was crucial for all varieties: were fermented grapes of great potential they have right now musts product rich in color, by the excellent aromas and varietal identity, of paramount importance for the production of high quality wines.
The grapes were de-stemmed and crushed in a soft way. Alcoholic fermentation course was fast with a very short latency time of inoculated yeasts that has resulted in a wine with intense fragrance; maceration lasted about 12 days, making pumping and wetting of the hat, designed to extract color and tannins. The fermentation temperature did not exceed 30 ° C. The wine was divided into lots and maintained only in wooden containers until the completion of the blend occurred in the spring of 2013; the wine is aged in barrels for 60% and the remainder in barrels (mostly in French oak barrels and Hungarian II and III passage and a small share in new barrels Hungarian). The Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2011 was bottled in the month of July 2013 in the cellar Antinori Chianti Classico in Bargino.
With the opening of the new winery in the Chianti Classico, the Antinori family wanted to pay tribute to the historic label and a wine with a long tradition: the Red Villa Chianti Classico Riserva. The first vintage was 1928 and until 2000 represented over time the idea of Chianti Classico Riserva.
In 2010 Villa Antinori Rosso Chianti Classico Riserva is a new youth and with the 2011 vintage his house.
The Villa Antinori Rosso Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG 2011 presents an intense ruby red color. The nose stand out intense notes of red fruits, blueberry and raspberry, followed by delicate woody notes and spices in closing, reminiscent of clove. On the palate the wine has a vibrant entry, closely linked to the territory. The tannins are sweet and present. The aftertaste is fruity and woody scent lasts a long time.