Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG
Sangiovese and complementary varieties.
The 2016 season at Castello Nipozzano is a splendid vintage. Spring arrived slightly late and was cool, marked by abundant precipitation, especially during the flowering period. Conversely the summer was mild, with very little rainfall from the end of June until harvest. August enjoyed high temperatures and was sunny on the whole.
Harvest took place in the first few days of September.
As soon as the grapes were harvested, they were taken to the cellar. Once de-stemmed, the natural fermentation process began in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The wine remained in the vats to complete maceration.
After racking, malolactic fermentation took place in steel as well. At the end of the year, the wine was transferred into barriques, where it was aged for a further 24 months. A further period in the bottle brought Nipozzano 2016 to its full expression as a wine with exceptional balance.
MATURATION METHOD : barriques
LENGTH OF MATURATION : 24 months
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME : 13%
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