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Color: Ruby red.
Aroma: Vibrant and inviting. The Sangiovese-based wines of the Chianti Classico regions are characterized by notes of sweet violet, red berries, and wild cherries with slightly spicy undertones.
Tasting profile: Fruity and harmonious, this wine reveals velvety tannins and an elegant texture. A long finish with hints of plums and violet characterizes this wine.Full Tasting Notes
Aziano Chianti Classico is versatile and food-friendly, pairing well with a variety of dishes including veal roasted with lemon and sage; grilled chicken marinated in olive oil and rosemary; penne with tomatoes, olives and basil; and a variety of medium-strength cheeses such as fresh mozzarella, pecorino, fontina and parmigiano reggiano.
The grapes for our Aziano wine come from the Chianti Classico region. Fermentation, aided by racking and punch-downs, takes place in thermo-controlled stainless steel vats. Once malolactic fermentation is complete to add to the wine's smooth, round character, we age Aziano for 11 months in stainless steel and concrete vats with an additional four months in the bottle before release.
The Chianti Classico grape-growing region that is home to Aziano is a small and scenic part of Tuscany stretching from south of Florence to the north of Siena. Without a doubt, this region represents Tuscany's literal, historical and figurative heart. The history of winemaking is particularly ancient here. The earliest document linking Chianti to the area is dated 1398. 'Classico' means 'original' or 'first.'
A minimum of 80% Sangiovese, plus Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Sourced from Vineyards in the Chianti Classico area.
Once malolactic fermentation was complete, to add to the wine's smooth, round character, the wine was aged for 11 months in stainless steel and concrete vats with an additional four months in the bottle before release.
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