The Chianti Classico DOCG by Borgo Salcetino impresses with an intense garnet colour, the bouquet is expressive and reminiscent of cherries and raspberries; the taste is fruity, full, with good structure and strong, round, velvety tannins.
"The Chianti Classico is undoubtedly one of the best in its class. In addition, it is a complicated vintage especially for the Chianti Classico, but the interpretation provided by Borgo Salcetino has hit the mark. Essential, refined fragrance with red berries, a light hint of spice and notes of undergrowth. On the palate beautifully balanced and pleasantly annoying progression. "3 glasses, Gambero Rosso 2017
Vinification of Borgo Salcetino Chianti Classico DOCG
The Sangiovese (95%) and Canaiolo (5%) grape varieties are grown on clay and sandy soil in the vineyards of the municipality of Radda in Chianti. The harvest is carried out by hand. The mashing on the shells is carried out for 18 days at a controlled temperature of 23° C. This is followed by malolactic fermentation, which takes place 70% in wooden barrels and 30% in steel tanks. Then the Borgo Salcetino Chianti Classico stays in the wooden barrel for another 12 months. Only then will the bottling take place and another time in the bottle before this wonderful Chianti wine from Tuscany comes on the market.
Food recommendation for the Chianti Classico by Borgo Salcetino
This red wine from the heart of Chianti Classico can be recommended as a companion for sausages and typical salami varieties such as Finocchiona and Soppressa, grilled pork and beef and medium-strength cheeses.
The Borgo Salcetino Chianti Classico can be stored for 6 to 10 years. Best serving temperature at 16° to 18°C.
Awards for the Chianti Classico Borgo Salcetino
- Gambero Rosso: 3 glasses for 2014
- Gambero Rosso: 3 glasses for 2011
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Sub region:||Chianti Classico DOCG (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||Snack , Gift for good friends , autumn wine , typical national evening , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner|
|Ageing in:||large wood|
|Grape Variety:||Canaiolo , Sangiovese|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita|
|Awards:||Gambero Rosso - 3 Gläser|
|Soil:||Sand , clay , marl|
|Duration of maturation (in Months):||15|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , stone fruits , spicy|
|Mouthfeel/ Texture:||melt-in-the-mouth , velvety , dense|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Style:||Old World , classic|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , classic|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||10|
|Alcohol % ABV:||13,0|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Azienda Agricola Livon - Via Montarezza 33 - 33048 Dolegnano - Italien|