Wine Poggio Rosso Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 1999
Wine of deep ruby red color.
Full-bodied, oily wine with very bright and balanced taste. Noble, soft tannins.
The wine has a scent with dominant notes of violets and raspberries.
The wine is ideal for meat on the grill, roast, venison and pasta.
Poggio Rosso - a true aristocrat among the Chianti Classico. Noble in every sense of the wine that reflects the greatness of Sangiovese, which is produced only in exceptional harvest years. The individual character of the blame attaches to the addition of the grape Colorino. The grapes are grown for him on the same vineyard on the south and south-east exposure and granite-limestone soils. The average age of the vines vineyard is 30-35 years.
The grapes for wine production is carried out manually, fermentation takes place at a temperature of 28-30 ° C for 20-25 days. Wine is aged in 500-liter French oak Bottom in 20 months and 15 months in bottles. Ageing potential Poggio Rosso Riserva Chianti Classico - 15-20 years.
Wine is awarded assessment "2 glasses" from Vini d'Italia, Gambero Rosso (2003) and received the status of "Highly Recommended" by Decanter, UK (2003).
History of San Felice dating back to the 10th 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 in the early 20th century the 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, far-sighted manager with extensive experience in the cultivation of Sangiovese, laid the foundations 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.
Agricola San Felice calls himself a "project", which implies a diversity of companies. More specifically, this definition was fixed since the company became part of Gruppo Allianz SpA Since then wine ambitions San Felice increased in quantity and quality, in particular, the company focused on research and development.
Agricola San Felice is engaged in multifaceted activities in different areas:
- First of all, of course, farmers with valuable vineyards and olive trees;
- Vitiarium, where the majority of scientific research;
- Wine cellars, where the production - from the vinification to maturation in casks and bottling;
- Frantoio, olive oil production;
- Borgo - a medieval village in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, transformed into an elegant hotel, here is the headquarters of the company and is a collection of wines (enoteca);
- And finally, breeding valuable local livestock breeds.
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.