Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG
Sangiovese and complementary varieties
The 2016 season at Castello Nipozzano can be considered 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 in particular enjoyed high temperatures and was sunny on the whole.
Harvest took place at the end of September. Upon being harvested, the grapes were immediately taken to the cellar. Once de-stemmed, the natural fermentation process began in cement vats, where the wine completed maceration.
Its journey continued in 30 hl wooden barrels, where the wine aged for 24 months. The subsequent period in the bottle allowed for the development of a greater balance of all the wine’s components, allowing for a full appreciation of its essence once the bottle is opened.
MATURATION METHOD Casks of 30hl
LENGTH OF MATURATION 24 months in casks of 30hl and 3 months in bottle
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME 13,5%