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: 24-30months in small French oak barrels
Reﬁning: 4 to 6 months of bottle refinement before market release
Color: brilliant deep ruby red, tending to garnet with aging
Nose: intense, fine and charming, recalling ripe fruit, berries and vanilla
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva Querciavalle - Agricola Losi
Riserva wines tend to be Chianti Classico wines that are aged for longer, but the qualitative leap here is notable, since small oak barrels were used for aging this Riserva, rather than the large oak casks that were used for its younger brother. This wine offers a deeper red color and more complex aromas. It is intense, with spicy undertones and well-balanced, noble tannins.