Vinification:The story of this wine begins with delicate vineyard work: leaf removal, crop thinning and hand selection of branches. Our aim is to create a wine packed with varietal personality. We blend several lots and pay meticulous attention to the extraction process to create a fresh and fragrant wine with full colours, and supple, elegant textures and tannins. The various lots are fermented separately, variety by variety, before starting a 14-month ageing process in French oak barrels, some new and some gently used. The lots are then expertly blended together a few months before bottling.
Tasting notes: An intense red in colour, the Chiave di Saletta’s nose shows powerful and penetrating notes of berries and dark chocolate. Balsamic notes and spicy sensations are credited to the oak barrels. The palate is supple and boasts soft, velvety tannins. This is an elegant wine with a fine length and persistence, and a finish and aftertaste which recall mint, tobacco and chocolate.