Chianti Classico Riserva Docg Lodolaio 2016

In vineyard

Lodolaio is born from Sangiovese grapes obtained from reproduction by mass selection of vines of ancient origin, a true corporate heritage, in a soil characterized mainly by galestro and alberese.
The year 2016 was characterized by constant heat, without excessive peaks, which helped the ripening of the grapes. The excellent summer and the accentuated temperature range created an ideal climate for the production of wines with high aromatic profiles and with excellent acidity. A vintage that, more than others, will enhance the characteristics of Sangiovese, with anthocyans, polyphenols and varietal perfumes of great uniqueness and concentration.

In cellar

Maceration occurs in concrete tanks for 35-40 days. The wine, after a first decanting, refines for 12 months in new french oak barrique. After a passage in steel tanks, the wine is bottled and ages until the perfect maturity level is reached.

Tasting notes

Bright red color with purple reflections. Fresh scent, complex with intense fruit reminiscent of the scents of red berry fruit such as cherry, currants, blackberry and raspberry. The spicy notes lead back to licorice, cloves, cinnamon, pepper and dark chocolate with a vanilla finish. The taste is warm and enveloping with elegant tannins.

Plus

Elegant Bouquet. Wine of great balance, meditation.

Pairings

Indicated to accompany dishes of red meat braised or cooked and game. Try it with Fiorentina steak or with Pecorino Gran Riserva cheese.

Taste at 18°C

Bottle size

750 ml

Alcoholic content

14% by Volume

  • Sulfites: 80 mg/l
  • Sugars: 0,5 gr/l
  • Acidity: 6,5
  • PH: 3,48
  • Vineyard: Ontani - Giardino
  • Placing: Radda in Chianti loc. Castevecchi
  • Planting: 3 m x 1,2 m - 2,5 m x 0,8 m
  • Planting year: 1950 - 2000
  • Hectares: 6
  • Density: 2700 - 5000
  • Yield: 50 q/Ha - 65 q/Ha
  • Bottles produced per year: 12000
  • Recognitions and Awards

    • 2018

      Chianti Classico Riserva Lodolaio 2013
      93 points Gilbert & Gaillard Guide 2018

      Chianti Classico Riserva Lodolaio 2013
      4 grapes Bibenda guide 2018

      Chianti Classico Riserva Lodolaio 2014
      3 stars (TOP) in I Vini di Veronelli guide

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