Villa la Pagliaia, Chianti Classico Riserva 6 bottle case

Villa la Pagliaia, Chianti Classico Riserva 6 bottle case

Villa la Pagliaia
Add to cart
  • Description
  • More

Villa la Pagliaia, Chianti Classico Riserva Italian red wine

Archetypal Chianti with brambly, bitter cherry fruit, cedary, spicy back notes, succulent acidity and well merged tannins. The Riserva is particularly elegant and concentrated. It has a grippy, spicy character with flavours of stewed plum fruit, savoury leather and a hint of chocolate. This wine has a rich and satisfying finish.

The grapes come only from their Villa la Pagliaia's 350-400m altitude vineyards in the Chianti Classico zone and are hand-picked. The vines are on average 25 years old - yielding about 1.5kg of fruit per vine - 'guyot' trained and planted in pliocene soil with 25% rocky clay.

Fermentation and maceration on the skins is carried out at a controlled temperature of 28 to 30 degrees Centigrade and lasts for 18 to 20 days. This helps to extract the required amount of fruit, colour and tannins. This is followed by a malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is matured for 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels. Maturation - 2 years in total in Slavonian oak casks. Filtration - 5 micron. Suitable for vegetarians.