Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2017
“Il Puro” (The Pure) it’s pure indigenous Sangiovese from the vineyard of Casanova, located at 1470 feet above the sea level, on the South facing slope of Volpaia between the celebrated vineyards of Coltassala and Balifico. Here we organically grow 25 clones of Sangiovese indigenous of Volpaia and reproduced from over 60 years old vines to preserve the local genetic diversity.
The 2006 vintage is the first selection from the vineyard Casanova that has given birth to “Il Puro”: 100% sangiovese, 100% indigenous clones, 100% organic, 100% Chianti Classico, zero emissions of CO2. “Il Puro” is the demonstration of how the vinification of pure Sangiovese in the Chianti Classico gives the most true and authentic representation of the territory.
- Vineyards: Casanova
- Cultivation: Certified organic
- Composition: 100% Sangiovese
- Size: 0.56 hectare (1.38 acres)
- Vine Age: Planted 2001
- Clones: 25 indigenous Sangiovese clones
- Soil: Sandstone
- Elevation: 480 meters (1,575 feet)
- Exposure: South-southeast
- Density: 5,435 vines/hectare (2,200 vines/acre)
- Training: Guyot
A record year for heat and drought throughout the growing season. This condition presented extremes which began early bud break in the vineyard followed by a spring frost over late April. The frost affected the lower portions of the Volpaia estate. Spring and summer months were dry with higher than average temperatures. Rainfall in mid-September helped the grapes achieve complete ripeness of tannins and other phenolic compounds despite low yields.
- Harvest Date(s): September 22nd, 2017
- Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak (Allier)
- Available Formats: 1/750ml (wooden box)
- Alcohol: 14.0%
- TA: 5.7 g/L
- RS: 0.9 g/L
Intense ruby color. The nose is extremely elegant and characterized by fresh notes of cherry and violet typical of the Sangiovese, accompanied by hints of vanilla and cacao. The mouth is soft, silky, intriguing with a fruitful aftertaste and an extremely long finish.