La Sala – Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Producer: La Sala
Wine: Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Production Zone: San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Altitude: 450 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 13 acres
Exposure: Southwest
Soil: Clay, Marl and Limestone
Vinification & Aging: The grapes were harvested by hand and carefully selected.  Fermentation took place in stainless steel for 3 days followed by a 2-week maceration period. Then the wine was aged in French oak casks for 6 months and in stainless steel for 6 months and an additional 9 months in the bottle prior to release.
Production: 1,600 cases
Alcohol: 13%
Description: Intense ruby red color with purple highlights. Pleasant cinnamon and clove with hints of leather and vanilla in the nose, over a rich, base of blackberry and plum aromas. Smooth and silky on the palate, with a powerful structure nice acidity. Fine-grained mature tannins are perfectly balanced with the alcohol.
Food Pairing: Steak, Roasted Meats, game, hard cheeses, hearty pastas