OENOFOROS Product Details 0131 Oenoforos San Leonino Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Salivolpe 2016
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Country: Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese 100%
Falstaff 92/100

Age of vines:
20 years

Ageing: In 30-hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels for 24 months - bottle maturation 12 months

Tasting Notes:
 An intense ruby-red colour. Red fruit on the nose, sour cherry, blackcurrant and a typical floral note. The palate is long and elegant, with silky tannins and marked minerality.

Food Pairing: It goes well with game and meat stews or Florentine T-bone steak

`Salivolpe` by San Leonino is a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione or the `selection` of the best Sangiovese grapes in certain exclusive vintages. The name `Salivolpe` indicates the first Etruscan name of Castellina in Chianti and the `stars` of the label take up the frescoed ceiling of the Church of San Leonino. A Chianti that knows how to keep history and modernity together and coherent.
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0131




Available Stock: 14 items
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The Grape
A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.
It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.