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La Duchessa Riserva 2018 – Il Palagio 1530

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Wine: La Duchessa
Variety composition: 100% Sangiovese.
Denomination: Chianti D.O.C.G. Reserve.
Alcoholic strength: 14.5% vol.
Vintage: 2018.
Grape harvest: early October.
Fermentation: permanence on its own skins for 12 days with light pumping over. Malolactic fermentation.
Aging: in barrels for 14 months.

La Duchessa Riserva 2018 - Tenuta Il Palagio

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Tasting Notes
Limpid, almost transparent ruby ​​red color with very light garnet textures, consistent.
floral, fruity and spicy are the hints highlighted by the olfactory examination. The sample opens its wide and well-defined range of aromas with a pot pourri of delicately withered red flowers, followed by an aroma of dark berry fruits such as cherry, raspberry and blackberry. Spicy notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground black pepper delight the nose, followed by notes of Mediterranean scrub, juniper and a wild balsamic nuance completes the olfactory examination.
To the taste the wine is velvety, well balanced fresh and with good acidity, almost electric, typical of the grape.
The wine will be on the market from November, this further period of refinement in the bottle will give it complete harmony. A new and interesting production style for this Chianti winery.
Recommended in combination with roasted veal belly.


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About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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