Chianti Rufina 2010

SKU/Code: 
DB0540-10
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Sangiovese
Country: 
Italy
Region: 
Tuscany
Farming Type: 
Organic
Cerreto Libri

90% Sangiovese/10% Canaiolo & Colorino. Old concrete tanks are filled 3/4-full with hand-harvested, hand-sorted and destemmed fruit, which is not crushed: the fermentation, with native yeasts only, thus starts as semi-carbonic. Maceration with the skins lasts about three weeks; aging takes place in large, old casks; and sulfur is never employed. Bottles are aged for many years before release (current vintage as of spring 2017 is 2010!). This is an ultra-old-school style of Chianti, of a particularly dark, woodsy, savory nature, from a modern-thinking couple on an historic property.