BROLIO Riserva Chianti Classico Riserva
Vineyard: Altitude: 300-400 m a.s.l. |Density: 5.500/6.600 plants/ha Exposure: South/south-ovest |Training: spurred cordon and guyot
Soil: Vineyard soils vary greatly but all are strewn with stony fragments adding mineral richness
Growing season: Autumn was very rainy and quite cold. Winter was mild and not particularly rainy. Spring therefore continued with average temperatures and scarce rainfall. What characterized the summer of 2020 was the almost total absence of precipitation, with a total of about 30 mm. No particular vegetative difficulties of the plants were observed in this period, thanks to a careful management of the vineyards and soils. Finally, the month of October displayed all its typical characteristics: lower temperatures during the night, an alternation of rainy and sunny days, which however have allowed an end of the harvest with excellent grape quality. H
Harvest: The grapes have been harvested from 21 to 28 September 2020.
Winemaking: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C (75.2°-80.6°F) with 14-16 days of skin contact.
Ageing: 18 months in tonneaux of first and second passage
An intense ruby red colour. The aroma reveals hints of red fruits, sweet and caramelized scents, and spicy notes. It is soft and elegant on the palate, with firm tannins in the aftertaste.