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Chianti Classico “Gran Selezione” 2016

Grapes

100% Sangiovese.

Features of the 2016 vintage

Vintage: a “classic” vintage lead to grapes of excellent quality, highlighting the typicity of Sangiovese. The excellent phenolic components are in great balance with the alcohol and the acidity generating a harmonious and supple wine, with a delicate and complex bouquet, ideal for long aging.

Harvest

Picked manually at the beginning of October, the perfect clusters were delicately placed into small crates for the short trip just down the hill to the cellars.

Vinification

In small stainless temperature-controlled tanks, using indigenous yeast; in order to preserve the typical Sangiovese bouquet from Dudda temperature was constantly maintained at 25-30°C (77-86°F).

Aging

Placed in French oak barrels (225 liters) for about 18 months.

Bottling

This wine was bottled naturally stabilized and unfiltered.

Bottle aging

Extended period in our underground cellar at a natural, constant temperature and humidity.

Color

Deep ruby red due to the high concentration of anthocyanins.

Bouquet

Pronounced aromas of wild berries, interlaced with hints of vanilla and spicy notes on the finish: it’s complexity will amplify during the extraordinary longevity of this wine.

Flavor

Palate sensations confirm and emphasize the olfactory complexity, revealing even greater strength, texture and persistence. Its elegance is already evident, destined to turn into absolute harmony with cellaring.

Analytical data at the time of bottling

Alcohol 14.12%, total acidity 5.3 g/l, color 18.09, sugars 1,73 g/l, polyphenols 3956 mg/l, dry extract 32.4 g/l.

Serving Temperature

20°C, 68°F.

Food pairing

Succulent roasts, braised or grilled meat, a perfect match with the fiorentina T-bone steak.