This wine is ruby red in color, with rich dark red nuances and a distinctly fruity bouquet. Its supple cherry aromas are followed by hints of vanilla and cinnamon. It is full-bodied and balanced, with fine-grained tannins.
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Wine maker notes
This Riserva Chianti is made with 100% Sangiovese, harvested by hand and vinified with an extended skin-contact maceration of 12-14 days. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 82/84°F. Malolactic fermentation is carried out under controlled temperature and humidity levels.
Alcohol vol.: 13%
More complex and structured than regular Chianti, this Riserva has an unmistakable Tuscan personality and is best with meat-based dishes, barbecued pork or veal, and game.
Serving temperature: 64°-68°F
The quality of the Borgo Reale wines are the result of the work that takes place in the vineyard and of the selection of the best quality grapes. Most important though is in the delicate phase of vinification that the wines essential qualities are brought out. Qualities that will be polished and enhanced through maturation in barrel or bottle and will be released in the glass when the wine is finally opened and enjoyed. It is for this reason that Borgo Reale is committed to the continual updating of its wine making technology and training of its highly qualified viticultural and oenological staff.
The entire cycle – from the pressing of the grapes, fermentation, vinification, storage and bottling is carried out with state of the art equipment by the skilled and dedicated winemaking team. For the Borgo Reale selection of wines, TOTAL QUALITY is a company prerogative – thanks to the commitment of the staff it is a reality! Total quality is a reality at the winery as is proven by the ISO 9001:2000 certification – an important seal of approval. This ensures that the winery carries out its production and sale of wine with a total respect for the regulations that guarantee the consumer’s best interests.