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Riecine Chianti Classico 2012

Riecine Chianti Classico 2012

Sku: 057584

Technical notes
All the Riecine wines are fermented with their own natural yeasts and therefore they start off very slowly. This adds character but also has the bonus of causing a cold maceration that lasts normally 3 to 4 days. Some of the grapes are fermented in small lots of 1,200 liters in open fermentation containers. The cap is hand punched-down 4 times a day. The other grapes are crushed lightly into 5,000 liter open top stainless steel fermentation vats. These are pumped-over 4 times a day and then the cap punched down by hand. During the process they also do various iterations of "delestage" (rack and return) to increase oxygen uptake and to mix up the cap. Everything is normally racked-off after about 25 days, first into tank and then into barrel. The wine is matured 12-18 months in barrel.

--from the importer

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