ROCCA GUICCIARDA 2018

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA

GRAPE VARIETIES

Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 5%, Canaiolo 5%

FERMENTATION

Fermentation and maceration in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 24°C-27°C (75.2°-80.6°F) with 14-16 days of skin contact.

AGEING

18 months in tonneaus and large casks with 3 to 6 months in the bottle.

VINTAGE AWARDS 
Information

Rocca Guicciarda was in the past one of the most important feudal estates belonging to the Ricasoli family. Complex and harmonious wine in the traditional style, with an unmistakable label.

Growing Season

Overall, we can state that 2018 was a complex harvest due to the climate trends, which tended to be more humid than average in the past, but with excellent summer temperatures and a very dry period in the months of September and October. Thanks to good underground water supplies, the plants never suffered water stress and ripened regularly.
The quality of the grapes was of a very high standard, which leads us to hope for a high quality wine.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red color. Intense scents of red fruit and black cherry, balsamic notes and woody nuances emerge. The palate is elegant and harmonious, with a long persistent finish.