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Chianti Classico DOCG "Il Picchio" Gran Selezione

The wine is a cru produced through the vinification of the best Sangiovese grapes ( with a small addition of Canaiolo) originating from the winery’s Il Picchio vineyard.

This Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Il Picchio”, amongst the first of its type, grows in a vineyard facing east south-east at an altitude of 420-450 meters above sea level. The special nature of this zone’s microclimate derives from the fact that it is surrounded by an oak and chestnut wood which defend the grapes from the cold northern wind and the dry winds of south.

The meaning of the name is “The woodpecker” because in the past the forest had a large number of these birds.
The vineyard is located on hilly soils of Crataceous-Eocene origin, rich of polychrome shales with minerals of iron and magnesio especially.
The grapes are handpicked and we make a hard selection in July through a short pruning, leaving two/three buds, that means four/six bunches of grapes for each plant of vine. So we produce around one bottle for each plant. The weight of one bunch is 200/250 grams.
Even if it became recently a Gran Selezione product, the first vintage was in 1988 and, starting from this year, he maintained the same characteristics of the highest quality.  


Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese 95%; Canaiolo/Colorino 5%
Alcohol Content: 13,5%
Vineyards Location: the “Il Picchio” vineyard is faced east south - east from 420 to 450 metres a.s.l
Vineyards Age: about 30 years
Training System: spurred cordon
Planting Density: 7.500/ha
Fermentation: 28° C (82°F)
Length of Maceration: about 20 days
Maturation: in oak barrels from the forest of Tronçais, Allier and Limousine for 12 months and refinement in bottle for a minimum of 6 months
Production: 25.000 / 30.000 bottles
Longevity: 20/25years
Tasting Notes: briliant ruby red, soft balanced, with strong body and forthright character
Food Matches: roasted meats and seasoned cheese

2012年份 (本次進口年份)
James Suckling 95分
Wine Enthusiast 葡萄酒愛好者 90分
Robert Parker 91分
 
2011年份
CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 金牌
FALSTAFF 91分
國際葡萄酒大賽(IWC) 銀牌
James Suckling 91分
VINI D'ITALIA  DANIELE CERNILLI 93分
WEIN-PLUS  93分

2010年份
A LA CARTE 90分
DECANTER品醇客雜誌 91分
FALSTAFF 91分
James Suckling 93分
WEIN KENNER 90分

2007年份 Robert Parker 92分
2005年份 Robert Parker 93分
2003年份 Robert Parker 91分