Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia DOCG

This single-vineyard wine is named for the historic farmhouse Rancia, which was a Benedictine monastery, in Castelnuovo Berardenga. The vineyards face southwest and have limestone-based Alberese, which is typical to the area. There is also some Galestro, the pillar of Chianti Classico, in some parts.

As it is a Riserva, the grapes go through careful selection before vinification in stainless steel. The wine ages for a minimum of eighteen and up to twenty months in French oak and then in bottle for six to eight months.

Lovely and intense with floral and spicy notes that embrace wild berry aromas. Lovely minerality and light hints of toast. Compelling, flavorful, balanced, and long-lasting on the palate.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, Canada, Australia

Grape Varieties:

100% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

16-20 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Automatic punchdowns and pumpovers

Length of maceration:

16-20 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

Plant protein

Aging containers:

Barrique and barrels

Container age:

New

Type of oak:

Slavonian

Bottling period:

June

Aging before bottling:

18-20 months

Aging in bottle:

6-8 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Rancia

Vineyard location:

Chianti Classico, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Tuscany

Vineyard size:

9 hectares (22 acres)

Soil composition:

Sandstone and alberese

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

320-420 (1,050-1,378 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,400 plants per hectare

Exposure:

Southwestern

Age of vines:

20-30 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid-September

First vintage of this wine:

1983

Total yearly production (in bottles):

40,000

Tasting notes:

Rich ruby red with spicy and floral aromas with hints of red and black wild berries and toasty notes. The spice re-appears on the palate, which displays firm but supple tannins, and a bright finish. Compelling, flavorful and fresh.

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:

12 years

Alcohol:

13.50%

Winemaker:

Franco Bernabei