Villa Saletta Chianti Superiore 2017

Villa Saletta Chianti Superiore 2017

Regular price £19.05

Region: Tuscany, Pisa, Italy

Grapes: 94% Sangiovese, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot.

Vinification: Our Chianti blend follows the traditions of our Tuscan heritage in an area designated Chianti DOCG. The grapes, meticulously picked variety by variety, are de-stemmed separately and ferment in stainless-steel tanks; fermentation is carried out at controlled temperatures between 79° and 82° F (26° to 28° C).
The period of skin contact is approximately 2 weeks for Sangiovese and 20 days for Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The extraction techniques are aimed at maximizing aroma and fragrance, soft and supple tannins, and emphasizing the tonic acidity and savory, mineral character, all of which distinguish the style of this wine.
Once the grapes have been run off their skins, the wine undergo to malolactic fermentation in barriques and stainless-steel tanks. The wine is then placed in Slavonian oak casks and second passage barrels. In this way the wine evolves prior to bottling.

Tasting notes: The Chianti opens with a ruby red colour with violet tinges. It has a full, intense aroma, which recalls floral and red fruit notes. In the mouth, the wine is fresh, smooth, and well balanced with a complex consistency, with hints of violets, cherries and vanilla. This blend is well fused with smoky sensations. On the palate, it shows the characteristic intensity of Sangiovese, tannins that boast suppleness in their texture, and a vibrant, dynamic freshness.