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  • Certosa di Belriguardo Chianti

Certosa di Belriguardo Chianti

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Product Description

Certosa di Belriguardo Chianti is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes. Bright ruby-red in colour with scents of violet, red fruit, plum and sour cherry. The palate, which is further enriched by spicy undernotes that enhance its complexity.

  • Brand: La Certosa di Belriguardo
  • Description: Dry Red
  • Vintages Available: 2015
  • Country, Region: Italy, Tuscany
  • Appellation: DOCG



About the Producer

The Belriguardo Charterhouse stands on the hills surrounding Siena, about 7 km from the city centre. The context is one of typically Tuscan beauty: a landscape where vines and olive trees alternate in an array of colours, creating the atmospheres that have traditionally earmarked this land as being perfectly suited to winegrowing.

The historical building of the Charterhouse (on which work began in around 1340 and was completed in 1347) is enhanced by a row of cypresses and stands at the entrance to the estate, on the slope overlooking Siena.

The first twelve monks settled at Belriguardo in 1348, as stated in the Papal Bull dispatched in that same year to the Bishop of Siena by Pope Clement VI from his exile in Avignon (France). The Cellar Registers on the other hand date back to the end of the 16th century and testify to the existence of a “bracelet pergola” and of an abundant and prestigious production of wine sold on the Siena market. There is written evidence of the existence of varieties such as “Moscatello”, “Rosso” and “Bianco di Clausura”. These time-honoured names, originally given to the wines made by the monks, have been partly revived to emphasize the close link between the estate’s present-day production and that of its historical past.


Grapes

100% Sangiovese


Vineyard

The estate occupies an area of about 75 hectares, 8 of which are cultivated as vineyards, in the Chianti delle Colline Senesi region, where the Sangiovese grape variety holds the role of undisputed protagonist. The grape harvest is a crucial moment in the production cycle and, as such, is entrusted to qualified personnel who select and handpick only the finest grapes, which are processed in the cellars of the Charterhouse.


Vinification

The various vinification and ageing processes take place initially in steel and then in concrete and wood, with timing differing according to the type of wine. This wine’s fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 6-8 days at a temperature of 24-25°C and is then followed by the malolactic fermentation.


Ageing

After the primary fermentation the wine rests 3 months in concrete tanks and 1 month in the bottle before bottling, after which it is released.


Tasting Notes

The colour is bright ruby-red wine with violet highlights. Its bouquet is perfumed with scents of violet, red fruit, plum and sour cherry. The same characteristics are reflected on the palate, which is further enriched by spicy notes that enhance its complexity and outstanding particularity.


Analysis

12.5% alcohol vol.


Food Suggestions

Its crisp acidity makes Certosa di Belriguardo Chianti perfect for pairing with richly flavoured dishes: pasta, red meats and medium-ripe to ripe cheeses.

Serving temperature: 16°C.


Cellar

Drink Certosa di Belriguardo Chianti while young or within 3 years after bottling.

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