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
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28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)
Traditional whit délestage
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Oak barrels, barrique
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Vigna della Croce
Radda in Chianti, Tuscany
11 hectares (27 acres)
Calcareous-cretaceous substrata of sand and clay and red earth
1,240 feet (378 meters) above sea level
2,260-2,510 plants per acre
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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.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Pairs well with red meats, game, and aged cheese.
Over 20 years
Alc. cont. 13.5% by vol.
Vieri Vannoni and Luano Bensi