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Credits: Marchesi Gondi – Tuscany – Italy
Wine: Villa Bossi
Variety composition: 80% Sangiovese 10% Colorino 10% Cabernet.
Denomination: Chianti Rufina D.O.C.G. Riserva
Alcoholic strength: 13% vol.
Soil: marly and clayey soils with calcareous sediments.
Training system: Spurred cordon.
Production area: Tenuta della Villa Bossi, at an altitude of about 300 meters above sea level, in the vineyards of Sottomonte and Camerata, facing south and on the hills, there are 9.2 hectares of Sangiovese, 3.1 hectares of Colorino and 2.7 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Harvest and climatic trend: the 2015 vintage was characterized by abundant rainfall during the winter and a mild spring. Summer was variable with sometimes heavy rainfall and some hailstorms. However, the quality of the grapes harvested and brought to the cellar was of a great level, so much so that it portended a year of great depth. The grapes were harvested manually in early October.
Fermentation and vinification: fermentation takes place in vats, at a temperature of 20° C, controlled by a refrigeration machine. Then follows the malolactic fermentation in oak barrels.
Aging: 12 months in 25 hl Slavonian oak barrels, 12 months in barriques and 24 months in bottle.
Aging potential: 10-25 years depending on the vintage.
First bottling year: 1988.
Serving temperature: 16°-18° C.
The sample, clear, has a very intense ruby red color, with purple textures and good consistency.
On the olfactory examination the bouquet of scents is broad. It opens with floral notes reminiscent of slightly withered red wildflowers, followed by notes of both red and dark berries: berries such as blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, a note of ripe plum followed by hints of sweet spices, closing with hints of cocoa powder.
The taste of the sample is fresh, with an important but not aggressive tannin. Structured wine, with good persistence, with an aftertaste of ripe fruit and a nuance of licorice stick remains in the end.
It is recommended in combination with structured meat dishes.
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