RONCICONE 2018

Chianti Classico Docg Gran Selezione
100% Sangiovese

SOIL

The soil of the vineyard of the same name consists of marine deposits of Pliocene origin, with the presence of sandy deposits and stones smoothed by the sea, while lower down there is clay. Good organic matter content. Marine fossils and lignite emerge on the surface. The slopes are gentle and the vineyard is located in the central part of the property, to the south of the clayey-limestone soils.

HARVEST

Harvesting and selection of the best grapes in the vineyard by hand on October 5, 2018.

WINEMAKING

Fermentation temperature 24-27°C with daily punching. Duration of fermentation and maceration on the skins about 14-16 days.

AGEING

18 months in 500-litre tonneaux of which 30% new and 70% second passage.

BOTTLING

February 18, 2021

Vintage Awards
Vineyard

Planted in: 1998-2000        – Density: 6.600 plants/ha
Surface Area: 10,87 ha        – Training: spurred cordon
Altitude: 320 a.s.l.m.          – Clone: Sangiovese VCR23, VCR5
Exposure: South-East         – Rootstock: 420A

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.

HARVEST REPORT 2018

Technical data

Alcohol: 14% vol.              -Total acidity: 6,03 g/l
ph: 3,33                              -Non-Reducing Extract: 27,48 g/l
Total Polyphenols (in Gallic acid): 2234 g/l