Isole e Olena Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC
Chianti Classico DOC, Tuscany
Deep amber in color. Intense, rich, complex, nutty fruit on the nose, giving way to a similar intensity and concentration on the palate with dried fruits, including dried apricots and candied orange peel. Great balance and length.
2010 featured alternating situations. Temperatures were often below average compared to prior years and the winter took temperatures in Chianti close to freezing. Winter was followed by a cool, rainy spring. With temperatures remaining fairly low, the vines blossomed later than usual but quality and flavor development were good.
AGING: 10 years on the sediment (mother) in 100–120-liter oak and chestnut caratello (small barrels)
VARIETAL: Trebbianoand Malvasia
RS: 209.9 g/L
TA: 7.91 g/L
SOIL: Limestone, clay slate, marl and sandstone
ELEVATION: 400 meters (1,312 feet) above sea level
DENSITY:3,000–6,000 vines/hectare(1,215–2,429 vines/acre)
EXPOSURE: South, South-West
VINE AGE: 20–54 years old
TRAINING: Double arched cane