Isole e Olena Chianti Classico DOCG
Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany
Crafted to capture the fruit flavors and bouquet of Chianti, this wine shows great balance and drinkability with a lively acidity to pair with a wide range of foods. Our goal is to produce an outstanding Chianti Classico which expresses the site and our traditional varieties, Sangiovese and Canaiolo.
A cool spring was followed by a long, hot summer, with good day-night temperature variation (the minimum temperatures were quite moderate in both July and August) allowing the grapes to complete their maturation perfectly. Also important was the absence of water shortage, thanks to rain in June and September. All these factors made for another excellent year for Chianti Classico, with great structure and balance.
AGING: 12 months in 23-26hl and 43hl wooden casks
VARIETAL: Sangiovese with a small amount of Canaiolo and other varietals
RS: 1 g/L
TA: 6.01 g/L
SOIL: Limestone, clay slate, marl and sandstone
ELEVATION: 350-480 meters (1,148–1,5745 feet) above sea level
- Older Vineyards: 3,000 vines/hectare 1,215 vines/acre)
- New Vineyards: 6,500–7,350 vines/hectare (2,632–2,976 vines/acre)
EXPOSURE: South, South-West
VINE AGE: 9–55 years old
TRAINING: Spur-pruned cordon and guyot