1489 Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva 2008
Deep ruby red in colour with aromas of violets, wild cherries and subtle spice notes. On the palate the wine is full bodied and balanced with soft wild berry characters and a hint of vanilla and cinnamon, coupled with a long finish.
A perfect accompaniment to local dishes such as Wild Boar Ragu or Rabbit stew with wet polenta. Also try with ripe cheeses, especially Parmesan.
Made from 100% Sangiovese, the grapes are harvested when fully ripe. Grapes are grown on chalk and pilocene shell soils at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level. The hilly aspect of the area helps form a micro climate, which is humid in winter and spring and warm and dry in the summer.
Refined for 12 months in large Yugoslavian oak casks, the wine is bottled and left to mature in the cool cellars for a further 12 months. They use the traditional Botti (large oak casks) that most of Tuscany have to use by DOCG law.
Should be served at room temperature and would certainly benefit from being opened an hour or two before serving.