Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva "San Nicola"
Our Chianti Colli Senesi is produced with grapes coming only from our vineyards. The production rules say to use at least 75% Sangiovese, it is possible to use all the grapes allowed in Tuscany included the white ones. The Riserva must stay in oak for at least 8 months, must age for at least 2 years, and can be sold after 4 months of aging in bottle.
Campochiarenti Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva is produced using only autochthonous grapes of Tuscany: 85% is Sangiovese, 15% is shared between Colorino, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Mammolo, Foglia Tonda selected during the harvest. Fermentations are done in traditional way with delestage and pumping over , then are followed by a long maceration time in order to extract the best tannins from the grape seeds, and polyphenols and anthocyanins from the grape skins. At the end the blend is done and the Chianti Colli Senesiages in big oak (botte grande) for 36-40 months until the bottling, that is followed by a refining in bottle for 6-12 months.
The clarification is naturally done without using chemical products, so the wines are natural and cannot cause any allergy problem. The use of natural fining process could result in a small deposit in the bottle during aging, that shows how much the wine is natural but also that it is still alive and can evolve towards the peak during the aging.
Campochiarenti Chianti Colli Senesi Riserva has a round and smooth body, with a big structure that grants an impressive longevity.
Starting from the 2017 vintage our riserva is named San Nicola. This name comes from the Campochiarenti chapel who is dedicated to Saint Nicolas and also to remember our beloved cousin Nicolas.