Chianti DOCG (Controlled and guaranteed designation of origin)
Name: Poggio ai Falchi
Number of plants per hectare: 3,500-5,000
Training system: single-arch - spurred cordon
Altitude: 350m a.s.l.
85% Sangiovese - 10% Canaiolo - 5% Colorino
Intense ruby red colour; wine and warm aroma, with light spicy notes. Round and full wine, with a soft and elegant tannin. Long and persistent on the finish. Store in a vertical position at about 15°C. Serve at 18°C.
After manual harvesting the bunches of grapes were placed in the destemmer for soft crushing. Maceration lasted about 15 days in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, so that the wine could complete alcoholic fermentation. The wine was pumped over twice a day at this stage. The wine was then racked and completed malolactic fermentation by the end of December. Subsequent ageing for 11 months in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature, and for 8 months in 225 liters French oak barriques. After filtering and bottling, the wine was aged in bottles for four months. Alcohol content 13%.