Cantine Leonardo Chianti Riserva

Cantine Leonardo da Vinci

Pronunciation
key-AHN-tee ree-ZER-va
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Cantine Leonardo da Vinci
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Alberto Antonini

Overview

The vineyards of the Leonardo da Vinci Winery partners are located mainly on the slopes of Montalbano, which has a microclimate influenced by the breezes that blow from the Mediterranean sea into the River Arno valley as far as the hills of Vinci. These sea breezes encourage the vegetation re-growth that starts a few weeks earlier here than in other parts of the Chianti region, thus enabling the vines to start producing better quality grapes. Also in summer, the breezes attenuate the heat, ensuring more favourable conditions for the vines. The riserva presents a full bodied Chianti with a nice price to quality ratio.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Sangiovese 85%, Merlot 10% and other red grapes 5%
Vinification
Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 28/29°C with frequent pumping.
Aging
10 months in french oak
Alcohol
13 %
| Appearance
Purple red and clear
| Aroma
Ripe fruit hints are ennobled by gentle spices.
| Taste
Full structured. Agreeable finish, with a long lasting aftertaste.
| Serving Suggestions
Roasts of beef,pork and lamb, mixed grill, pasta with rich meat sauce, mature Pecorino cheese.

Cantine Leonardo Chianti Riserva

Suggested Retail:
$24.00
CSPC#:
598557
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12