Bright ruby red - it’s delicious drinking, with classic ripe red cherry and violet aromas. On the palate juicy cherry and cranberry notes mingle with licorice, cloves and pepper. Subtle astringency and spice tempers the lush fruit with powdery fine tannins on the finish. A great balance of fruit and savouriness, Fiorini Chianti Superiore 2018 makes a great partner for just about anything at the table.
Chianti Superiore DOCG was introduced in 1996 and while grapes for Superiore must come from within the 7 sub-zones of the Chianti DOCG, it features more stringent production and ageing requirements, rather than a geographical designation. Most notably, Superiore must be aged for at least nine months before release, rather than the three months for standard Chianti. So Superiore is essentially a step up from standard Chianti.
Fiorini is a blend of 90% Sangiovese with a dash of Canaiolo (a red Italian variety), Ciliegolo (also red and Italian) and Cabernet to round out the blend. The fruit was sourced from villages within the Chianti DOCG and aged in a combination of new and old barriques (225L) and tonneaux (900L) for a minimum of nine months.