Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezioni Montebello Vigneto No.7, Tolaini
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezioni Montebello Vigneto No.7, Tolaini
A textbook Chianti Classico with dried cherry and citrus character. Medium body, light tannins and a bright and fruity finish. Firm and silky. Shows the character of its zone - James Suckling

Country and Region: Italy,Tuscany

Classification: Classico DOCG Gran Selezione

Producer: Tolaini

Wine Style: Red

Grape Varieties : Sangiovese

Vinification: The Sangiovese grapes are manually harvested and sorted twice, firstly when they arrive at the winery as bunches and then again after de-stemming, on a second table as berries. The whole berry is immediately put into stainless steel fermentation tanks or French oak barrels. The temperature in the tanks is computer controlled; the must is kept in fermentation with contact on the skins for about 20–30 days. Re-montage occurs every 8 hours and one delestage per week. A brief maceration occurs after fermentation. Malolactic fermentation happens in the large oak fermenting tanks and in tonneaux. The wine rests for 12 months in wood of which 6 are on the fine lees, 6 months in stainless and a further 6 months in bottle.

ABV: 14.5%

Closure: Natural Cork

Note: James Suckling, 93 points; Wine Spectator, 93 points; Robert Parker, 91+ points; Wine Enthusiast, 91 points

Case Size: 6

Case price: £ 173.70

Bottle Price: £ 28.95