Chianti Classico Riserva “Poggio Croce” DOCG

100% Sangiovese. Brilliant ruby red with notes of violet and red berries, such as cherry and red currant; hints of black tea, vanilla and white pepper add complexity to the wine. The palate has smooth tannins, which are supported by nice acidity, guaranteeing freshness and longevity.

“From carefully selected Sangiovese grapes, produced as a tribute to Terrabianca’s original historic label “Croce.” The Burkards were inspired to reinterpret this Tuscan classic, turning it into a premium wine with unmistakable style. It is a delicate, decisive and elegant wine.”


Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, New Zealand, Puerto Rico

Most recent awards

  • 2014 | Wine Advocate91
  • 2014 | James Suckling91
  • 2012 | Wine Spectator93
  • 2011 | The International Wine Review90
  • 2011 | Vinous90
  • 2011 | Wine Enthusiast91
  • 2010 | International Wine Cellar90
Grape Varieties:

Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

2 weeks

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Traditional whit délestage

Length of maceration:

Two weeks

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

Vegetal gelatin

Aging containers:

Oak barrels, barrique

Container size:

25 hL

Container age:

Second use

Type of oak:

European

Bottling period:

Springtime

Aging before bottling:

18 months

Aging in bottle:

6 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Vigna della Croce

Vineyard location:

Radda in Chianti, Tuscany

Vineyard size:

11 hectares (27 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous-cretaceous substrata of sand and clay and red earth

Vine training:

Spurred cordon

Altitude:

1,240 feet (378 meters) above sea level

Vine density:

2,260-2,510 plants per acre

Yield:

1kg/vine

Exposure:

Southeast

Years planted:

1994-2009

Age of vines:

10-25 years

Time of harvest:

September/October

First vintage of this wine:

1988

Total yearly production (in bottles):

20,000

Tasting notes:

Brilliant ruby red with notes of violet and red berries, such as cherry and red currant; hints of black tea, vanilla and white pepper add complexity to the wine. The palate has smooth tannins, which are supported by nice acidity, guaranteeing freshness and longevity.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with red meats, game, and aged cheese.

Aging potential:

Over 20 years

Alcohol:

Alc. cont. 13.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Vieri Vannoni and Luano Bensi