Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Area of production: Chianti Classico, Toscana
Soil: Sandy with a slight presence of stones (tufa soil)
Yield: 60 qt/ha
Vineyard technique: Vine age Plantings completed in spring 2002
Plant density 11,000 plants per hectare
Aging 24 months in barriques (70% new and 30% used one year), 36 months in bottle.
Winemaking: Grapes are firstly selected during harvest in the vineyard and then by an optical sorter when they arrive to the winery; they are destemmed and the whole berries are immediately put into French oak fermenters.
Alcoholic fermentation The temperature is computer controlled, the must is kept in contact with the skins for about 30 days where manual pigeage and remontage are done frequently, throughout the day every 4-6 hours and one delestage is done per week.
Malolactic fermentation French oak barriques (70% new and 30% used one) Maturation 24 months in barriques, of which 6 months are spent resting on the lees.
Tasting notes: The wine has a deep ruby red color. The nose displays hints of green pepper, licorice and graphite melted with oak vanilla flavors. Full bodied with a ripe fruit palate, LEGIT has the potential to age for a long period of time, which is typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the Castelnuovo Berardenga Area.