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Santa Cristina Chianti Superior 2017


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Ruby red in colour with purple highlights, the wine offers spicy aromas along with notes of red fruit which recall cherries. The palate is fragrant and is endowed with a texture of supple tannins. The finish and aftertaste bring back the notes of red fruit first felt on the nose.

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Ruby red in colour with purple highlights, the wine offers spicy aromas along with notes of red fruit which recall cherries. The palate is fragrant and is endowed with a texture of supple tannins. The finish and aftertaste bring back the notes of red fruit first felt on the nose.

From a climatic point of view, the 2015 vintage was characterized by warm and dry weather. The vines enjoyed a regular growing season thanks to the reserves of ground water accumulated during the winter and to the mild temperatures of these months. From mid-July to the end of August high temperatures slowed the ripening process, which otherwise would have been completed too early in the season. The favourable climate assisted in a obtaining a good final ripeness in the Sangiovese crop, which was picked between the end of September and the middle of October.

The Chianti D.O.C.G. appellation, typical of central Tuscany, was created in order to offer a constantly increasing level of qualitative protection for the wines produced in this region. Having been introduced fairly recently (in 1996), this appellation is still not very widespread with respect to other traditional ones in Tuscany. The varietals used favour typicity and tradition: in fact a high percentage of sangiovese (75%) is expected, along with Canaiolo Nero (black canaiolo) and three other indigenous varietals; but also including some international varietals, such as merlot. The discipline imposes very strict rules on the required period of aging: it is calculated beginning January 1st following the grape harvest and must continue for at least 9 months, 2 of which take place in the bottle. This means that the wine is ready to be released by September of the year following that of the wines production. Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore, which represents the essence of the expression of Tuscanity, was produced for the first time with the vintage of 2006. It stands side by side with the classic Santa Cristina which was born 60 years ago, and reaffirms and renews the tradition.

A classic Chianti, offering aromas of red berry fruit, with vanilla and floral hints of violets. Flavoursome, medium-bodied palate, fresh in structure and with a delicious balance of fruit and savoury notes. Typical spicy sensations from the oak on the back palate.

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Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Tuscany

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Santa Cristina Chianti Superior 2017

Ruby red in colour with purple highlights, the wine offers spicy aromas along with notes of red fruit which recall cherries. The palate is fragrant and is endowed with a texture of supple tannins. The finish and aftertaste bring back the notes of red fruit first felt on the nose.

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