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Ormanni Chianti Classico DOCG

Ormanni Chianti Classico DOCG

Country

Italy

Region

Toscana

Sub-Region

Chianti Classico

Producer

Ormanni

Vintage

2017

Composition

100% Sangiovese

Alcohol

14.0%

Acidity

5.20

Certifications

Environmentally Friendly, Certified Organic

Press & Awards

2016: 92 points James Suckling
2016: 90 points Wine Enthusiast
2015: 90+ points Wine Advocate

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Winemaker Notes

The grapes of our Chianti Classico are harvested from the younger vineyards located in the lower part of the hills.  The first months of 2017 were cold and rainy, in March the temperatures rose above the average but on April 21st a frost arrested the development of the vines.  The weather then changed again to warmer and then to an extremely hot summer, especially July and August. But the beginning of September showed a change with rain and cooler temperatures. The date of the Harvest was anticipated compared to the previous vintages. The result of such an erratic season was mainly a significant drop of production due to the lower yield. This wine, compared to our usual Chianti Classico, is more concentrated but still very well balanced.

Tasting Notes

Made with organically grown Sangiovese grapes, this opens with aromas of red berry, violet and underbrush. Red cherries, citrus and raspberry cheesecake. Medium body, firm yet juicy tannins and a spicy finish that is nicely structured. The savory, fragrant palate offers red cherry, star anise and tobacco alongside polished tannins.

Vineyard

  • Elevation: 800-1050 feet above sea level
  • Exposure: South, Southwest
  • Soil: Galestro clay and limestone, extremely rich in texture
  • Vine Age: 15-25 years

 

Climate History

2017 avg F° max F° min F° avg % rain in.
April 57.2 80.3 34.1 63.18 0.7
May 65.2 89.6 46.6 60.76 1
June 75.4 97.6 53.4 55.12 1.4
July 77.8 104.3 55.8 50.95 1
August 80.5 108.2 58.4 44.74 1.5
September 65.4 87.9 48.9 69.44 4.2
October 61.4 81.9 52.5 68.68 0.3

Viticulture

  • Training System: Single Guyot
  • Vines per Hectare: 3,500 – 4,200
  • Harvest: Hand picked starting September 18th

Vinification

  • Fermentation: Stainless steel
  • Malolactic Fermentation: Concrete tanks
  • Fermentation Temperature: 26-28° C
  • Cuvaison: 14 days
  • Aging: 12 months in Slavonian oak casks and French oak barrels
  • Refining: 12 months in concrete tanks
  • Bottling: February 2020
  • Production: 40,000 bottles