Wine Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG "Il Grigio", 2011, 375 ml
Wine of deep ruby red color.
Comprehensive, balanced wine with juicy, velvety tannins, perfectly complements subtle fruity, refreshing acidity and a long finish. Indistinguishable in taste notes of cherries, hints of black pepper underlined, cinnamon, mint and sage.
In a stunningly elegant and fragrant aroma of the wine is dominated by sweet tones of violet, wild berries, notes of underbrush, leather and spices.
The wine goes well with game, grilled meats, seasoned cheese, blood sausage and various delicacies of Tuscan cuisine.
On the wine label "Il Grigio" - Titian depicted medieval knight with a gray beard, which is associated with the image of a proud, noble wine. Produced from carefully selected grapes Sangiovese, "Il Grigio" is an elegant version of the traditional Chianti Classico shows a steel character, dynamism and ability to surprise. Sangiovese for "Il Grigio" grown in Castelnuovo Berardenga in Siena. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 350-400 meters above sea level in the rocky soils of medium texture, interspersed with clay, sand and marl. The grapes are harvested by hand in early October. After fermentation on the skins for 20 days at a temperature of 28-30 ° C, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. 80% of the wine is aged 2 years in oak barrels Slavonia 60-90 hectoliters, and 20% - in French oak barriques volume of 225 liters. After assembling and bottling, the wine is aged an additional 6 months. Wine storage capacity is 9 years. Vintage 2010 is recommended to drink from 2015 to 2025.
Awards "Il Grigio" Chianti Classico Riserva:
- Vintage 2010: International Wine Challenge, UK - the status of "recommended";
- Vintage 2009: International Wine & Spirits Competition, United Kingdom - Bronze Medal;
- Vintage 2006: Sommelier Wine Awards, UK - Silver Medal;
- Vintage 2005: Expovina, Switzerland - Silver medal, Sommelier Wine Awards - Gold Medal;
- Vintage 2004: Decanter - the status of "Recommended".
History of San Felice rises to the X century, according to documents found at this time there was the arrival of San Felice, dedicated to the martyr San Felice da Nola. The temple and the farm is next, experiencing all the historical vicissitudes. Together, they were subjected to various types of control - both religious and control by powerful families. It was only at the beginning of the XX century family Del Taya took control of territory and turned the farm into a successful enterprise. The prestige of this family confirms the fact that they were among the founders of the famous Consortium Chianti Classico (their famous logo with a black rooster).
Time after the Second World War was for San Felice decadent, as well as for the entire region of Chianti. But in 1968 fortune turned in the direction of the company, it becomes the largest financial groups. Enzo Morganti - sighted manager with extensive experience in the cultivation of Sangiovese, laid the foundation for scientific research, which initially aimed at improving the capacity of the class.
Today, the company Agricola San Felice is known worldwide for innovative ideas and perfect output quality, so it has achieved great success. Philosophy San Felice is striving for excellence in manufacturing, which is achieved through research, experimentation, as well as the preservation of important relationships with the local terroir. From 1970 to today the company conducts a policy of continuous improvement and updating of vineyards and wine production technology upgrading, not forgetting to protect and take care of the ancient traditions.