Charakter: VARIETALS: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
VINEYARDS - Place of production: The grapes for the production of Riserva Ducale Oro come the Ruffino estates of Santedame, Montemasso and Gretole, located in the most prestigious production areas of Chianti Classico. Hilly land with poor soil of mixed clay and sand, generally rich in skeleton. Microclimate: Variable for the different areas, but generally characterized by hot and dry summers with high day-night temperature swings which favour an optimal maturation process of the grapes. Altitude: 350 to 470 meters above sea level Exposition: Variable, with predominance of south, south-west and south-east exposition. The low positioned valley areas have been excluded because they are considered to be too fertile. Growing system: Cordon trained Vine density: 3300 - 5000 plants/hectare Age of vineyards: Variable. The older vineyards date back to 1975 but most of the vineyards have been replanted and have a modern planting system.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING - Harvest: Riserva Ducale Oro Chianti Classico is produced with grapes meticulously selected during harvest. Picking began at the end of September and ended at the end of October. The 2000 vintage was excellent for Chianti Classico Sangiovese with perfectly healthy and mature grapes featuring a high sugar content and sweet, mature polyphenols. Yield of grapes per hectare: 5,5-6 tons. Fermentation: The alcohol fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, took place in stainless-steel vats at a controlled temperature of 28/30°C for 10 days, and was followed by a post-fermentative maceration on the skins for another 2 weeks. Ageing: After completing the malo-lactic fermentation the wine was first aged for 5 months in second passage French 225 l. oak casks, then for an additional 28 months in 40/80 hl. oak casks. After bottling the wine has been further refined for 4 months minimum. Alcohol Content: 13%
SENSORY PROPERTIES - Colour: Ruby red with garnet hues Aroma: Intense and characteristic with an inviting bouquet of violets, small red berry fruits and ripe plums well accompanied by intriguing spicy notes of cinnamon, cloves and vanilla. The finish displays ethereal sensations and a delicately balsamic touch. Tasting profile: The Riserva Ducale Oro vintage 2000 displays a noteworthy elegance and texture with a full-bodied, well-balanced structure, velvety tannins and a pleasantly sweet taste. The fruity notes lead the way towards a long-lasting aftertaste of cocoa and coffee. THE RISERVA DUCALE ORO IS AN EVOLUTION OF THE "CHIANTI STRAVECCHIO" FIRST PRODUCED IN 1927.
Farbe: rubinrot Geruch: Harmonisch, mit Zeichen verwelkt erhob sich Geschmack: harmonisch, gut strukturiert, warm, Gerbstoffe und Säure im vollkommenen Gleichgewicht, beharrlich Passt gut zu: rotem Fleisch, Wild, reifem Käse
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