Il Puro, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione – 2018
“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
March was warm, but April and May were cold and rainy. The weather improved from June 10th until the end of the month and the beginning of July, when it became very warm and dry. The weather was intensely warm from mid-July to the end of August, with some rain that helped maintain the right humidity of the soil. In September and mid-October, the weather was good, but with some scattered rain. The blooming was delayed by 10 days, as well as the flowering. In June, the vines experienced sudden and vigorous development. The veraison began with some delay and continued fairly slowly. The harvest started a few days later compared to previous years.
- Harvest Date(s): October 8th, 2018
- Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak (Allier)
- Available Formats: 1/750ml (wooden box)
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- TA: 5.8 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.