San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva - Boutinot
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San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva 2017

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Agricola San Felice

A classic style of Chianti Riserva which sets the standard for San Felice's estate wines - seemlessly combining plush generous fruit with a traditional style and structure.

Meet the producer

An outstanding Tuscan winery that has pioneered key developments in the Chianti Classico region for the last 40 years.

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Production

Il Grigio is made from a selection of the best Sangiovese grapes from the Chianti Classico vineyards on the San Felice estate near Siena. The vineyards are at 350/400m altitude, with mostly limestone and loam soils. The vines are trained using Guyot and Spurred Cordon methods. The must was fermented on the skins for 18-20 days at 28-30 degrees C. This was followed by malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats. 80% of the wine was matured in Slavonian oak botte (60/90 Hl) for 18-24 months, while the remaining 20% was aged in French oak barriques. The wine then spent 6 months in bottle.

Tasting notes

A nose of red fruit and blackberries, with spicy, savoury tobacco characteristics. The textured palate opens up to show dense rich fruit, with layers of black cherry and spice. A fine and complex red with juicy acidity, long and savoury on the finish.

Food match

Excellent with grilled lamb, or roast duck or goose.

Awards

2016 Vintage

The Wine Merchant Top 100 2020

Top 100

2015 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Gold

2014 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Silver

2013 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Gold

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