Thursday, 24 April 2008

TN : San Leonino Riserva Chianti Classico 2003, DOCG, Tenimenti Angelini, Tuscany, Italy

This wine is a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo. Fermentation was in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 30 degrees. The total maceration time was 18 days. The wine was matured in 18 months in Slavonian oak and two to three year old French oak. The wine was then bottle aged for 6 months before release. The grapes come from the commune of Castellina in Chianti. The average age of the vines was 15 years. The training system used for the vines was Cordone Speronato. The vineyards face north to south and are at an altitude of 200 metres. The grapes were harvested in early October 2003.

Colour : Dark red

Aroma : Raspberry, oak

Taste : Raspberry, cherry, oak, licqourice, dry tannins on finish

Alcohol : 14% (14.5% noted in Systembolaget Varunytt April 2008)

Price : 138 SEK

Mark : B-

Website : Tenimenti Angelini

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