Valiano wines represent the core expression of the Piccini families commitment to quality and terroir. The Chianti Classico “Poggio Teo” plays a fundamental role in the Valiano Estate. A Single Vineyard covering the north, east and south sides of the Poggio Teo hill. The 10ha vineyard is located at 400 meters above sea-level, the highest point of the estate, planted on sandy rocky soil. The layer of fragmented rock near the surface ensures excellent drainage, whereas the clay layers above and beneath the fragmented rock are natural water “reservoirs” for the vineyard. Significant diurnal ranges guarantee the production of healthy and particularly aromatic grapes.
The grapes are hand harvested and selected in the vineyards. The clusters, carried in small bins, are sorted again on a sorting table before going into the de-stemmer. Maceration lasts for about 15 days, with frequent pump-over procedures, followed by délestage. Racking and malolactic fermentation ensue.
Ageing: 18 months in 10-20 hl French oak barrels for the Sangiovese, 18 months in barriques for the Cabernet and Merlot, 6 months in bottle.
Sweet ripe cherries on the nose with flowers and sandalwood, following through to a full body with tight, integrated tannins that are polished and refined. Fresh and creamy textured on the finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
|Producer||Terre Di Melazzano|
|Appellation||Chianti Classico Gran Selezione|