Pietre Vecchia

Chianti 2016

DOCG Italy


Wine description

Made from grapes grown in beautiful vineyards in the rolling Tuscan hills.  This benchmark Chianti, from leading producer Castellani a delicious treat.

Winemaking & Vineyards

Winemaker: Sabino Russo
Winery: Castellani

From rolling Tuscan vineyards with vines planted around 15 years ago, harvest is by hand in September. After destemming, the grapes are crushed and the juice fermented for 12 days in stainless steel at a controlled 18-23°C.  The wine completes a malolactic fermentation and has some lees contact to add to aromas and richness of flavours.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red with purple hues, this Chianti has a typically intensely fruity nose with hints of violets. The wine is dry and smooth, with bright, zesty notes of cherry and berry fruit.

Food Match

A perfect match to risotto and a tasty lasagne.

Varieties: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Cilegiolo
ALC: 12% RS: 2.5
G/L PH: 3.4
Malolactic: Yes