Santa Virginia

Santa Virginia

Chianti D.O.C.G.

Chianti Santa Virginia is produced by the most suitable plots of our estate and it is composed by local grapes as Sangiovese, Colorino and Canaiolo to keep the typical formula of the Chianti.

After an accurate selection during the harvest, entirely made by hand, the vinification takes place in traditional concrete vats which lasts for 2 weeks. After the malolactic fermentation has finished the wine is addressed in French and Hungarian barrels for 8 to 10 months.

Bright deep ruby red color. Thanks to the harmony of the tannins, combined with the delicate complexity of smooth and fruity aromas, Santa Virginia is characterized by an excellent balance in the mouth and therefore it is versatile for meals from pasta to more complex meat main dishes or cheeses.

Grapes: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Colorino 5% Canaiolo Vineyard density: 3000 plants per hectare Ageing: 8 months in Hungarian and French tonneaux Plantation year: 1975 Training system: spur–pruned cordon Altitude: 265-285 mts Harvest: Manual with selection

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James Suckling 91 Points “Blueberries, black cherries and spices form the basis of the nose here. Tight and fresh, but it alsoshows a good serving of blue fruit and velvety tannins. Drink now” JS 91/100

SANTA VIRGINIA 91 PTS

Decanter 2017 “Ripe strawberry, eucalyptus and mint on the nose, the palate has lovely deep glossy bramble and cherry fruit, fresh notes right through to the finish” – 93 points – Decanter 2017

Deep ruby. Pretty raspberry and cherry nose with a hint of iron stalks. Sweet, concentrated fruit palate reflecting the hot 2017, but the elegant mid palate weight defies that. Fine, gritty tannins on the finish. Denomination overachiever and a versatile food wine.  Walter Speller  jancisrobinson.com