“The Chianti Classico from Lornano is a classic “Chianti Classico” wine with the characteristic tannins of the Sangiovese grape.”
Wine: Chianti Classico
Grape variety: Sangiovese
Region/Area: Chianti Classico (Tuscany)
Type: Dry red wine
Soil: Medium mix; sand, limestone & slate
Serving temperature: 16-18° C
Lay-up potential: No data available yet
From a selection of Sangiovese grapes harvested by hand between 3 and 19 October, carefully destemmed grapes are vinified in modern stainless steel tanks. This is done with maceration on the skins for an average duration of 15-18 days at a temperature of about 26° Celsius. When alcoholic fermentation is complete, the wine begins its malolactic fermentation, after which it is transferred to French oak barrels where it matures for about 12 months. Finally, it enjoys further aging in the bottle for six months.
Lornano’s Chianti Classico has an intense and concentrated ruby red color.
In the nose it has a fine and elegant bouquet. This bouquet is characterized by ripe red fruit and earthy notes accompanied by hints of spice.
In the mouth all its freshness comes to the fore, balanced by very well integrated tannins. A stylish Sangiovese with a long and lingering finish.
Due to its distinctive and refined tannins, the Chianti Classico is ideal for dishes with structure. For example (Italian) meat dishes and dishes in which tomato serves as a basic ingredient. Think of various pastas, meat dishes, lasagna and antipasti.