Produced almost entirely from Sangiovese grapes, with a light mix of Colorino and Merlot, after the harvest the alcoholic fermentation takes place in concrete tanks with temperature control, and at the end of the malolactic fermentation the wine is partially aged in oak barrels and in partly in concrete tanks. At the end of the aging of about 12-14 months, it ages again in the bottle.
It has a not too intense ruby red color. On the nose it is fruity and floral with good intensity but not excessive, accompanied by subtle spicy notes.
Fantastic soft taste and lively tannins, with at the same time a sweet aftertaste and a slight acidity that lengthens the persistence of taste on the palate.
MATCH IT WITH:
90% Sangiovese - 5% Colorino - 5% Merlot
Meat - First Courses
The Cellar and the Estate: Lilliano
An ancient story whose first news of Village of Lilliano they date back to the Middle Ages. At that time it was a fortified complex including the Church of Santa Cristina, characteristic for its single large nave (unusual for the parish churches of Chianti). While maintaining the medieval layout evident in the topography, in the cellars and in the surrounding walls, the architecture has passed, in various stages, to its current nineteenth-century appearance. The bottling and marketing of wines was started in 1958 by Princess Eleonora Ruspoli Berlingieri, whose family bought the estate in 1920. From that moment on, a careful study in search of perfection began. The estate now offers important vintage wines that have been awarded and re-awarded over the years.