Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg

Strada al Sasso 2018

01C.075.ARCS.18
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Tenuta di Arceno

Description

CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
GRAPE VARYETY
90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
TASTING NOTES
Strada al Sasso is a prestigious Sangiovese coming exclusively from a single block of a single vineyard. This exceptional microcru planted in 1998 is located in a very ventilated area of ​​the property. The vineyard is characterized by a high density and low yield plant, with a careful choice of rootstocks and clones most suitable for the soil. Strada al Sasso is Tenuta di Arceno's most intense, deep, concentrated and complex wine. The aromas are rich in notes of black fruits, violets and freshly roasted coffee beans. On the palate it is dense and dominated by notes of dried plums, nutmeg, undergrowth. It has a strong acidity and balanced tannins. Pleasant even when young, it is left to age for a long time to continue its natural evolution and refinement. 2018 will be remembered as a truly happy harvest. Overall, the vegetative phase was constant and produced very balanced wines. The cool, rainy months of February and March postponed budding, and June and July proved to be perfect for the continuation of the season. The approach of hailstorms at the beginning of August made us hold our breath, but they always remained at least 1km apart. In late August, the well-anticipated rains helped rehydrate and cool the vines. With warm days and cool nights throughout the rest of August, we had optimal conditions for the harvest. A strong but elegant imprint, the one that this Sangiovese leaves on the nose, with classic notes of violet, sweet mint, ripe blueberries and soft spice tones. On the palate, the vibrant acidity is accompanied by layered flavors of fresh raspberries, cypress and black olives. A lingering finish reveals undertones of orange peel and cigar box. A Sangiovese to be discovered over time, gradually unleashes hidden layers and mysteries of its marvelous complexity.

Product Details

Vintage
2018
Bottle Size
0.750 L
Alcohol content %
14,5
Package
Bottle
Color
Red
Main Grape Variety
Sangiovese
Grape Variety 2
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Docg
Municipality
Castelnuovo Berardenga
District
Siena
Region
Toscana
Country
Italy
Allergens
Contains Sulfites
Decanter
92
Wines Critic
97
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