Villa a Sesta RIPALTELLA Chianti Superiore 2018
Prodution area: the Chianti Superiore “Ripaltella” is produced in the vineyards situated in Bucine, in the province of Arezzo.
Soil type: south-facing at an altitude of 400 m a.s.l., the terrain boasts deep skeletal soil with good drainage.
Grape blend: Sangiovese 100% ,
Cultivation and yields: the planting density is 4,500 vines per hectare, with a production of about 60 quintals of grapes and an average yield in wine of 40 hectolitres.
Production techniques: the grapes are harvested by hand. After destemming and pressing, the vinification begins in barrel-shaped vats. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in about 7-10 days, followed by maceration on the skins for about another 10 days at a controlled temperature of 27°C.
Ageing and refinement: maturing for 18 months in large casks. TheRipaltella is refined in the bottle for about 3 months before being released for sale.
Organoleptic features: Ruby red in colour with purple reflexes. This is a fresh, extremely pleasant wine that combines complexity and youth. The perfume has the freshness of red fruit with headnotes of violet and raspberry and the native spices and aromas typical of the territory. Full- bodied and smooth on the palate, with perfect acidity and finish. A wine for every day.
Food matches: fresh sausages and salamis, first courses with red sauces, pizza and fish.
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