Dofana Chianti Classico DOCG

From 6 hectares in Chianti Classico, southeastern exposure, 984 feet (300 meters) above sea level, excellent and characteristic day/night temperature swings. The one-of-a-kind Galestro soil, rich sandy clay with skeleton grain, soil remains cool, because of the presence of clay.

Dofana offers great structure, rich, rounder tannins and riper fruit aromas, especially red berries, cherry, blackberry and currant. It fully represents Gioia and Filippo’s signature style, their rendition of one of Tuscany’s most historic wines.


Wine exported to

USA, Poland

Most recent awards

  • 2018 | James Suckling94
  • 2016 | Wine Spectator90
  • 2016 | Vinous91
  • 2016 | Gambero Rosso3 Bicchieri
  • 2016 | Wine Advocate93
Grape Varieties:

100% Sangiovese

Fermentation container:

Wooden casks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

23 days

Type of yeast:

Spontaneous

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Pumpovers

Length of maceration:

23 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

no

Aging containers:

Tonneaux

Container size:

900 L

Container age:

1/2 years

Type of oak:

Allier / Tronchet

Bottling period:

6 months

Aging before bottling:

15 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

Yes

Vineyard name:

Dofana

Vineyard location:

Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Soil composition:

Galestro, rich in sand and clay with skeleton grain

Vine training:

Spurred Cordon

Altitude:

350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

6,000 plants per hectare

Yield:

50-60 ql/ha

Exposure:

Southeastern

Years planted:

1998/2002

Age of vines:

5-25 years old

Time of harvest:

Mid to late September

First vintage of this wine:

2015

Total yearly production (in bottles):

6,000

Tasting notes:

Great structure, rich, rounder tannins with riper fruit aromas especially red berries, cherry, blackberry and currant.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 14-16 °C (57.2 - 60.8 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with first courses, grilled meats and young or semi-aged cheeses.

Aging potential:

5-10 years

Alcohol:

13.50%

Winemaker:

Gioia Cresti