In making this wine, the grapes were hand picked and selected, carefully destemmed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was pressed, blended and then aged 50% in stainless steel tanks and 50% in 500L French Oak barrels. After 9 months, the wine was racked, blended and lightly filtered before bottling.
For our first vintage, we have produced one wine, a Chianti DOCG. The grapes were hand picked and selected, carefully destemmed and fermented in temperature controlled tanks. Fermentation was done at relatively low temperatures to extract maximum aroma and qualitative tannins while leaving rough and bitter elements. Once fermented, the grape skins were lightly pressed keeping only the free run juice for our wine. Press wine was sold bulk to friends and family (who happened to enjoy it immensely!). The wine was blended at that point and aged 50% in stainless steel tanks and 50% in 500L french oak barrels. Using stainless steel allows one to keep all the freshness and fruit of the wine while the large barrels bring roundness and elegance without the overpowering oaky flavors usually associated with barrel ageing. After 9 months, the wine was racked, blended and lightly filtered before bottling. Very low amounts of sulfites were used throughout the winemaking process which makes the wine easily drinkable without causing any sense of disconfort or heavy-headedness.
Ruby red color, aromatic and fresh nose with notes of cherries, raspberries and spices. The body is balanced and rich. Look for aromas of wild berries, cherries, licorice, leather and black olives.
Tomato based dishes, stews or lightly chilled with appetizers as an aperitif. Serve between 16-18C and if you can, decant for an hour before the meal.