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Poggio Basso Chianti
Poggio Basso Chianti
Poggio Basso in Italian means “the lower part of the hill”. It refers to where most vineyards are grown in Tuscany.
Region: Tuscany
Varietal Composition: 85% Sangiovese 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Content: 13%
Soil Composition: Calcareous and Sandy
Vine Training: Guyot
Elevation: 700 ft.
Vine Exposure: South-East
Harvest Time: Late-September
Fermentation Container: Stainless Steel
Length of Alcoholic Fermentation: 20 days
Malolactic Fermentation: Wood
Type of Aging Container: Steel
Type of Oak: None
Length of Aging Before Bottling: 4 months
Length of Bottle Aging: 2 months

Poggio Basso Chianti

Wine Description

Chianti is perhaps the classic region in all of Italy. Chianti has been produced since ancient times but became a designated region in the late 19th century. There are 7 sub-zones within the Chianti region that can label their wine as such. The blend must be at least 70% Sangiovese.

Tasting Notes

There are flavors of black cherry with slight violets and peppery notes. It is rich and full on the palate.

Food Pairings

Poggio Basso Chianti pairs well with pasta with tomato sauce as well as beef and pork dishes with roasted vegetables.

 

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