Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Sassello – Querciolina Vineyard



Gran Selezione Sassello represents the highest expression of the terroir-vine binomial, where Sangiovese creates a unique wine with a deep and impenetrable colour of an intense ruby red, with garnet overtones. The fragrance is fine and intense, wide and persistent, and offers a variety of fruity notes including cherries, blackberries, raspberries underlined by hints of oak and vanilla. The taste is elegant and complex with closely woven tannins both smooth and pleasant joined to notes of fruit and spice, oak and vanilla, with an equally pleasant and long finish. With Gran Selezione Sassello, Castello di Verrazzano intends to compete in the best possible Chianti Classico production.


Typology: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
Grapes varieties: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 14,50% vol
Production area: Greve in Chianti
Soil: Prevalence of limestone
Harvesting: Done by hand, average grapes/hectare quantity: 50 quintals
Vinification: Fermentation in small quantities (50 hl. each) at a controlled temperature with a maximum of 30°C, a maceration period for 16-18 days with delicate pumping over and fulling
Fining: Obtained in Chateau lièe type barriques (75% Allier – 25% Vosges) for a period of minimum 24 months, followed by a min. 6 months refining in bottles
First vintage (as IGT Supertuscan): 1982
Average annual production: 20.000 bottles
Coupling: Roast, game and ripe cheese
Suggested serving temperature: 18-20 °C
Available sizes: 375ml – 750 ml – 1,5 lt

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