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Valdisanti Tenuta San Giovanni IGT 2015

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Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Sangiovese 20%, Merlot 5%.

San Giovanni is the name of our estate in the valley near the small village of San Giovanni a Cerreto.
In the church adjacent to our estate there is a Renaissance painting by Rutilio Manetti depicting Giovanni offering the chalice to the Madonna.
The chalice with the snake was chosen as a symbol in tribute to this ancient land that bears the name of the saint.
Valdisanti is a cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. It is elegant and structured, with a spicy complexity and a long aftertaste.

Production area: Chianti Classico, Tuscany.
Soil: Silt and clay with a considerable presence of skeleton.
Age of the plants: Vineyards planted in spring 2000.
Plant density: from 6,900 to 11,000 plants per hectare.
Production: 60 qt./ha.
Production: 89,000 bottles (2009); 74,000 bottles (2010); 75,000 bottles (2011); 87,000 bottles (2012); 88,000 bottles (2014); 80,000 (2015).
Aging: 12 months in the bottle.
Vinification: After selection in the vineyard and in the cellar, the grapes are de-stemmed and introduced whole in truncated conical wooden tanks.
Alcoholic fermentation: In thermo-conditioned truncated conical wooden tanks, equipped with automatic temperature control, the must in contact with the skins for about 30 days, during which manual pigiage, pumping over every 4-6 hours and a delestage at the week.
Malolactic fermentation: In French oak barriques (70% new, 30% one year old).
Aging: 16 months in barriques, of which 6 on fine lees.

Organoleptic notes:
Clear, deep ruby ​​red with garnet reflections. Clean with aromas of dried fruit, cinnamon, pepper and vanilla. Very structured body, with soft and round tannins, aromas of ripe fruit, pepper and an aftertaste rich in vanilla and licorice.

Alcohol content: 14.5%