AREA OF ORIGIN: Tuscany (province of Florence and Siena).
PEDOCLIMATIC ENVIRONMENT: Hilly areas with elevations not exceeding 700 metres and soil made of arenaceous, marly limy substrata, clayey schists and marl.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Between 75% and 100% Sangiovese, Up to 10% Canaiolo Nero.
COLOUR: Bright ruby red verging on garnet when aged.
CHARACTERISTICS: This wine has a generous bouquet with a fruity, well-balanced dry flavour with hints of red berries and soft tannins; when aged this wine acquires a soft, velvety texture.
GASTRONOMIC COMBINATIONS: This wine is a particularly suitable accompaniment to game, grilled meat and ripe cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Serve at a temperature of 18°-20° C.
WINEMAKING: In red, with 12-15 days steeping on skins in stainless steel tanks.
AGEING: To obtain the Classic Chianti, the wine must be left for 6 months in oak casks and 3 months in bottles.
BOTTLE: Bordeaux 750 ml
CAPSULE: Purple P.V.C. with side writing