VILLA la pagliaia

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva

VILLA La pagliaia

Only the finest Sangiovese grapes are carefully selected for this Riserva of traditional style. After the fermentation in stainless steel vats the wine is aged for some 24 months in Slavonian oak casks and then few months in bottle. Brillant ruby red, it shows intense aromas of violet and blackberry. On the palate it exhibits a good structure, with succulent tannins and a vibrant acidity. Ideal when accompanying meat-sauced first courses, roast pigeon, grilled steak.

One of the most peculiar climatic trend of the last decade: winter definitely warm and rainy, regular average temperatures during spring, with few rainfall; the months of July and August were instead a bit ‘cooler than usual with frequent afternoon showers, while the month of October, with windy days and pleasant temperatures, allowed a smooth running of the harvest.

2015 will be remembered as one of the warmest in recent years; to a mild winter and a spring with regular rainfall, succeeded a hot summer with rare precipitations. Good weather conditions allowed a good quantity and excellent quality production, with perfect phenolic maturation in all vineyards, guaranteeing wines suitable for long aging.