Dievole Chianti Classico DOCG 2019, Italy

Dievole covers an area of 400 hectares within the Chianti Classico territory in Vagliagli, about 12 km north of Siena. Beginning from 450 meters above sea level, the medieval hamlet where Villa Dievole is perched, overlooks the valley in which the estate slopes down to the southeast in gentle rolling hills ending at an altitude of around 300 meters. Here wine and extra virgin olive oil have been produced for nearly a thousand years, often struggling with a difficult climate. The ‘Chiantigiano’ microclimate makes no exceptions for Dievole, where the winters are harsh and often snowy, and, after a few months of spring tranquility, are followed by hot and sunny summers. Soil type: Partly arenaceous soils, partly sandy silty soils, with marine origins and traces of marl and limestone. Vine age: 18 years. Winemaking process: 4-15 days in unrefined 75HL concrete vats at a maximum temperature of 28 degrees C. Aging: in 41Hl untoasted French oak barrels for about 13 months. Refinement: minimum of 3 months in bottle. Tasting Notes: Color: Intense ruby red. Bouquet: Very floral, with hints of dried violets and ripe red fruit nuances. Taste: Well-integrated and balanced minerality, with developed tannins. On the palate, aromas of red fruits, including cherries.