Chianti Classico DOCG 2010

Castello di Bossi

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For owner Marco Bacci, success is in the details, from the vineyard to the bottle. The entire Castello di Bossi portfolio of wines carefully balances the tradition and rich history of the region with innovative winemaking techniques; this Chianti Classico is no exception. Made from 100% Sangiovese grown in soils with high chalk content, this wine shows just how good this varietal can taste.

Tasting Notes

Deep, ruby-red in color, this Chianti Classico offers aromas of ripe cherries and red plums, overlayed with subtle notes of toasted vanilla beans and wildflowers. On the palate, the wine displays a superbly structured character with bright acidity and a pleasantly savory finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with grilled steak tips, Espagnole sauces, calamari and marinara appetizers, and caponata. 

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Chianti Classico DOCG
Vineyard name:
The Bossi vineyard
Vineyard size:
175 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method:
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation:
1,155 feet
Vines/acre:
2,200
Exposure:
Southwestern
Harvest time:
September-October
First vintage of this wine:
1961
Bottles produced of this wine:
600,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Sangiovese
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7 days
Fermentation temperature:
84 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
14 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques and Barrels
Size of aging container:
225 L and 50 HL
Age of aging container:
One-Two years
Type of oak:
French
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.3 %
pH level:
3.6
Residual sugar:
2.9 g/L
Acidity:
5.6 g/L
Dry extract:
29.7 g/L

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