Region: Chianti (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita)
Grape Variety: Sangiovese (80%), Canaiolo, Colorino, and other indigenous red grapes from the estate (20%)
Exposure: South, southwest, north
Soil Type: Clay loam with rock fragments
Planting Density: Between 3,200 and 5,200 vine stocks/hectares
Training System: Spur pruning
Harvesting Period: Harvest takes place from the end of September to the first two weeks of October
Harvesting Method: Manual and mechanical harvesting in the new vineyards and selection of the grapes
Pressing: Soft pressing
Maceration: On the skins for three weeks, with pumping over the cap.
Fermentation and Ageing: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with native yeasts. Ageing in vitrified cement tanks. Further ageing in bottle for 4-5 months.
The wine has a nice ruby red colour, with red cherry and floral notes on the nose. Freshness and intensity mingle in harmony with soft tannins on the palate.
Longevity: Around five years
[Information provided by Superior Wine Selections]
By James Suckling
PIAZZANO CHIANTI 2015
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Fresh and delicious with cherry and light chocolate character, medium to light body and a fruity finish. Drink now.
By Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
Piazzano 2015 Chianti
Empoli (Chianti), Tuscany
Red wine from Italy
Drinking window: 2016 - 2020
Piazzano's 2015 Chianti is bold and direct, with plenty of dark cherry fruit, leather and tobacco overtones. Firm tannins give the wine its powerful, burly personality. -Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: July 2016