Leccioni - 2016

VINTAGE

Denomination

Chianti DOCG

Description

I Leccioni Chianti DOCG is a rounded, velvet-smooth wine. It is immediately recognisable for its aromas of sweet violets and red berry fruit, medium body and fine balance, judicious acidity, and measured tannins.

Vintage Report

In 2016, the regular rainfall in winter and the dry and sunny days of spring supported a homogeneous and healthy growth of the leaves. Following a very hot summer, heavy rains in august brought much needed respite to the plants, lowering temperatures and allowing the grapevines to synthesise their secondary metabolites in ideal conditions. September and October were dry with crisp evening temperatures which encouraged an exceptional ripening of the grapes.

Awards

Leccioni

Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Chianti d.o.c.g. territory

Technical Information

Variety Mostly Sangiovese
Alcohol by volume 12,50%
Length of maceration on the skins 10 days
Malolactic fermentation Immediately after the alcoholic fermentation
Maturation method Inox
Length of maturation 5 months in steel and 2 in the bottle
Bottle formats 0,75 l
Leccioni

Tasting Notes

To the nose, Leccioni 2016 opens up with aromas of raspberry, blackberry, cherry jam and violets, which lead the way to spiced scents of black pepper and cinnamon highlighted by herbaceous notes. When tasted, the wine is soft and round and confirms the marked floral and fruity aromas found in the bouquet.

Serving suggestions

Fantastic paired with the classic Tuscan antipasto of assorted cured meats and toasted garlic bread with new olive oil. Also good with a thick vegetable soup or red meats prepared simply, grilled for example.