We would like to start the new year, talking about our wines!
This week we talk about Poggio al Bosco’s Chianti DOCG.
But maybe you want to learn more about Chianti history.
Chianti wine is a DOCG, that means Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin).
In origin the area of production was only in a region between Florence and Siena, that now is called Chianti Classico, the area of Chianti production is a vaster geographic area.
After years of research and experimentation, in 1872, Baron Bettino Ricasoli introduced the recipe of Chianti wine: based on Sangiovese, with a percetage of Canaiolo and Malvasia. Years later in this recipe was added Trebbiano.
Following both the traditional recipe and the production guideline, our Chianti wine has 80% of Sangiovese, 10% of Trebbiano and Malvasia lunga del Chianti, 5% of Colorino and 5% of Canaiolo.
The quality of the final product comes from an accurate selection of the grape and from a more attentive wine-making process.
Poggio al Bosco’s Chianti DOCG is ruby red in colour with violet shades, has an intense aroma of mature marasca with spicy notes that reminds cherry flavour. It has soft and pleasant taste, characterised by a light woody note.
With its 13% vol. in alcohol and a good persistence at taste, this Chianti is good with grilled or roasted red meat.
Have you ever tried it? Tell us your best match between a Chianti and food!