Chianti Classico DOCG Querciavalle - Agricola Losi
GRAPES: Sangiovese and Canaiolo
Area: Pontignanello, Castelnuovo Berardenga
Altitude: 300-350 m a.s.l.
Vineyards: south-facing vines planted at a density of 5000/ha using the spur-trained method of cultivation
Soil: calcareous-marl clays deriving from the disintegration of limestone rocks such as alberese and galestro
Harvest: second half of September
Fermentation: fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature lower than 27°C for 15 to18 days, followed by cement-vitrified tanks
Ageing: 12-18 months in large oak barrels (53 hl capacity)
Reﬁning: 4 to 6 months of bottle refinement before market release
Color: brilliant deep ruby red
Nose: intense, fine and charming, with hints of red fruit and violet and pleasant spicy suggestions
The first Querciavalle Chianti Classico vintage to be bottled was in 1969 and the Estate has succeeded at preserving the traditional and authentic wine-making culture of Chianti to the present day. Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes are fermented in stainless steel vats and then aged in large oak casks for 12-18 months.