Chianti Superiore DOCG 2019 - Santa Cristina
Sour cherry, Violets and Vanilla

Chianti Superiore DOCG 2019 - Santa Cristina

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Chianti Superiore DOCG 2019 - Santa Cristina
8.85 £
0.75 l (£ 11.80 * / 1 l)

Prices excl. VAT, excise duties, customs , excl. shipping

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The Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore DOCG by Santa Cristina is ruby red in color with violet reflections in the glass, on the nose complex aromas unfold with scents of violets and cherries, beautifully framed by  spicy notes. Dry and very soft on the palate, appealing full-bodied with velvety tannins, fruity and elegant. Long and tasteful finish.

Vinification of the Chianti Superiore DOCG of Santa Cristina

The Sangiovese grapes for this Chianti Superiore were harvested in the first half of September. Vinification took place in two parts. Some of the grapes were macerated for 7 to 8 days at a maximum of 25°C in order to extract the softest possible tannins and preserve the fruity aromas of the grapes. The greater part of the grapes harvested were macerated for 10 to 12 days at 30°C and at the same time gently poured over the skin to increase the flavour complexity. Malolactic fermentation and ageing of this Chianti Superiore take place partly in stainless steel tanks, partly in oak barrels, only in December, more than a year after the harvest, the bottling takes place in bottles, which are sold after a further rest period.

Food recommendations for the Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore DOCG 

Enjoy this fruity red wine with traditional Tuscan cuisine, from ham to pasta with strong sauces, to beef steak, a tender pink tagliata of beef, preparations with mushroom, truffles and game, to Tuscan pecorino medium ripe or spicy.

Award for Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore DOCG Santa Cristina

  • Berlin Wine Trophy: Gold Medal for 2010
PROFILE
Product type: Wine
Type of Wine: Red wine
Wine colour: Red
Sweetness: dry
Vintage: 2019
Wine acidity in g/l: 4,9
Residual sugar in g/l: 1,8
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany (IT)
Sub region: Chianti DOCG (IT)
Occasion & Theme: family event , to enjoy during the week , Gift for good friends , perfect for an evening in front of the chimney , Cooking with Friends , Romantic Dinner , Christmas
Ageing in: stainless steel tank , small barrel
Grape Variety: Sangiovese
Cuvée: sortenrein
Quality Classification & Rating: Superiore , DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Harvest: Manual harvest
Maturation: stainless steel tank , French Oak
Aromas & Palate Notes: Sour cherry , Violets , Vanilla
Mouthfeel/ Texture: melty , velvety , dense
Finish: long
Optimal serving temperature in °C: 15 - 18
Style: Old world , Warm climate growing area , classic , complex
Food Pairing: dark food , Bright and hearty dishes , spicy food
Glass recommendation: Bordeaux Glass
Bottle design & equipment: Bordeaux bottle , classic
Bottle size in l: 0,75
Shutter type: Cork
Shelf life in years from vintage: 5
Alcohol % ABV: 13,0
Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Distributor: Cantine Santa Cristina SpA. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien
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