superb Sangiovese from a young, female winemaker (first vintage was 2015)
Chiara has 7 hectares of land, 4.8 is devoted to Sangiovese while the rest are woods & olive trees. Many scholars believe the grape actually originated here in Romagna, and not in Tuscany where it has become the dominant grape.
Sangiovese from three vineyards parcels between 150m and 350m above sea level, with a north/northeast exposure. One is clay-limestone, one is red clay with high spungone content, and the last is clay-limestone with veins of spungone (a relatively young soil at just 3 millions years old, made up of marine shells held together by sandstone). Vines are approximately 40 years old. Cover crops are used, and occasionally horse manure is used.
mesmerizing, silky, lively, Burgundian, red woodland berries, black and red cherries, dried orange peel, violets, tomato leaf, underbrush, black pepper, medium bodied, refined and energetic
region: Romagna, Emila Romagna, Italy
style: medium bodied red
farming/cellar: organic farming, The grapes were destemmed but not crushed, leaving whole berries intact. Fermentation was spontaneous in small stainless steel tanks (with temperture control), and open-top tronconic wood vats and tonneaux. Macerations lasted 15-25 days. Aging was for one year in used 3500L Slavonian oak botti.