La Sala – Chianti Classico DOCG

Producer: La Sala
Wine: Chianti Classico 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, 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: 5,000 cases
Alcohol: 13.5%
Description: Deep ruby red color with purple highlights. Elegant with fruity aromas of red currant and cherry, with subtle spice and black pepper. A strong, mouth-filling impact on the palate, the tannins are nicely balanced with the alcohol and acidity.
Food Pairing: Red and white meats, meat sauce pastas, cured meats, soft pecorino cheese.