Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Sangiovese 20%, Cabernet Franc 5% Yield: 60 qt./ha
Winemaking: Grapes are firstly selected during harvest in the vineyard and then on the sorting table when they arrive to the winery; they are de-stemmed and the whole berries are immediately put into French oak fermenters and a portion into stainless steel.
Alcoholic fermentation The temperature is computer controlled, the must is kept in contact with the skins for about 30 days where manual pigiage 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 year) Maturation On fine lees for 6 months in barriques
Area of production: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
Soil: Lime and clay with a considerable presence of gravel size stones
Vineyard technique: Vine age Plantings completed in spring 2000
Plant density 6,900-11,000 plants per hectare
Production 89,000 bottles (2009); 74,000 bottles (2010); 75,000 bottles (2011) Aging 16 months in barriques, 12 months in bottle.
Tasting notes: Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar worthy wine. Note: Some sediment may occur in the bottom of the bottle as the wine is not filtered.