Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
First released in 1983, the Rancia (the wine is named for the vineyard from which the fruit is sourced) is named for a former Benedictine monastery, now known as the Rancia farmhouse.
The southwest-facing vineyard is located in Castelnuovo Berardenga at elevations ranging between 400 and 420 metres it has a fine exposure. Newly planted vines are cuttings from the selezione massale or ‘massal selection’ vines in the old Rancia vineyard.
Composed of 100% Sangiovese, the fruit is hand harvested before the selected bunches are are destemmed and pressed. The must is fermented in stainless steel for two-to-three weeks before going into new French oak barrels for 18-20 months of maturation prior to the final assemblage.