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Chianti DOCG

IL Volpetto Chianti is well structured and full bodied, lively and intense. To be served with red meats, roasts, pasta with meat sauce and cheese.

Grapes: a blend of mainly Sangiovese, with a small percentage of Cannaiolo.
Vineyard area: province of Florence, 200-400 meters above the sea.

Harvest: occurs between the end September and mid October.

Vinification: the grapes are destemmed and gently crushed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 25°C with macro oxygenation that lasts for 12 days. Frequent pumping over occurs throughout fermentation in order to extract colour and achieve soft tannins, followed by malolactic fermentation. The juice is left in contact with the skins for 8 –10 days.

Awards

YearIssued byCountryAward TitleVintageAwarded
2013IWSCUKChianti DOCG2011bronze medal
2012Mundus ViniDEChianti DOCG2010gold medal
2012IWSCUKChianti DOCG2010bronze medal
2012Decanter World Wine AwardsUKChianti DOCG2010commended
2011Berliner Wein TrophyDEChianti DOCG2009gold medal
2011IWCUKChianti DOCG2009commended
2011IWSCUKChianti DOCG2009bronze medal
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