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Il Leo

Chianti Superiore DOCG

Il Leo

Color

Ruby red.

Aroma

Pronounced plum and raspberry with floral notes, violets in particular. The finish highlights a spiced layer of pepper.

Tasting profile

Bold at first followed by sculpted tannins. Sincere, consistent and enduring finish.

Full tasting Notes

Characteristic on the palate, markedly Chianti-style, elevated by composed and refined ageing.

Food pairings

Offal, mature cheeses, soups, meat sauces, bean soups.

Winemaking notes

The fermentation and maceration extend for about 15 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats with frequent pumpover. Once the malolactic fermentation has ended, the wine is refined in large steel and concrete tanks at controlled temperature for a few months before being bottled.

The story

The Chianti Superiore denomination marks the bridge between Chianti DOCG and Chianti Classico, but observes its own particularly strict production regulation.

Production area

Tuscany.

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Grape varieties

>=70% Sangiovese + other Chianti grape varieties (Ampelographic Base - Chianti DOCG Production Guidelines Art.2)

Serving temperature

16/18°

Did you know?

The symbol on the label was taken from a frieze in the chapel from the La Solatia estate along the old Via Francigena.

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