Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico

Da Vinci

The Da Vinci label is the premium range of wines from Cantine Leonardo...

and Cantine di Montalcino. The winemakers work with the viticulturists to ensure a style of wine that is fresh and vibrant yet rich and supple. The wines stand out against their peers.

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Vineyards

The grapes are sourced from south-facing vineyards located in the communes of Vinci and Cerreto Guidi, on the western flanks of the Chianti region, near Florence. The vineyards are approximately 15-20 years old. The soils are predominantly clay, with good calcium and nitrogen content, allowing good drainage.

Vintage Information

Lower temperatures in April delayed budding by about ten days. A warm spring was followed by a hot summer with little rain. Luckily the month of September was perfect with the right amount of rain and the right atmospheric humidity. This largely contributed to an extremely healthy crop with excellent maturation throughout.

Vinification

The grapes were crushed and then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at around 28°C. Maceration on the skins took place during fermentation, together with frequent daily pumping over to encourage good extraction of colour and tannin. Fermentation lasted approximately 10 to12 days. The wine was aged in new French oak (Allier and Cher) and one year old barrels.

Tasting Notes

A deep ruby wine, with vibrant fresh plum, blackberry and spice aromas. Full-bodied on the palate with soft supple tannins, plenty of plum and cherry fruit and a touch of cinnamon spice from the oak ageing.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 90% Sangiovese
10% Merlot
Region Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Winemaker Riccardo Pucci
Alcohol (ABV) 13%