2013 Tenuta di Sticciano Chianti Riserva della Villa DOCG
100% Sangiovese from vineyards located in Quercione with west to south westerly-exposure. Fermentation on skins for 16 days with indigenous yeasts followed by 14 months in 400 litre oak casks followed by bottle-aging in temperature controlled rooms for 4 months. Deep ruby red tending to garnet with ageing. Very fruity, intense and warm with complex notes of ripe red fruit and spice. Good persistence and balanced acidity.
Exceptional with red meat, game and aged cheeses.
- About The Producer
Tenuta di Sticciano is a historic seventeenth-century farm located in Fiano (Certaldo) south west of Florence. It has a long winemaking history. Documents dating back to 1815 speak of winemaking although Sangiovese was produced even before then in the historic cellar adjoining the villa. Today at Sticciano, Chianti and other wines age in these very same cellars as three centuries ago.
The wines are an expression of this beautiful enchanted land, which require abundant care and do not know the limit of time. The land, the vines, must be listened to. The wines are alive.
Winemaker Alessio Miliotti works with a modern winemaking system that enables him to use extremely low doses of sulphites. Every 15 days each of the wines in the cellar are tasted to check their individual progress. The winery uses indigenous yeasts and is certified organic. Alessio is dedicated to authenticity without compromise.