Guido Gualandi | Chianti Colle Florentini | Montebetti Riserva 2011 | D.O.C.G.
This Chianti riserva has been made closely following the Chianti tradition using only Tuscan
varieties. Excess grape bunches are eliminated in August and during the September
harvest, and the Sangiovese bunches are also trimmed as they tend to be too
heavy. The grapes are picked by hand using “bigonce,” a type of traditional
basket. Some of the non destemmed grapes are foot-pressed,
others are destemmed and then fermented together in the wooden vat.
Once fermentation is completed, the liquid is transferred to Italian oak
barrels for about ten months before bottling. A small quantity of sulphites is
added when bottling.The Montebetti Riserva is not filtered. A deposit may form.
Harvest: mid-September to end of September
Fermentation on the skins and 30% stems for over
The best tasting barrel is kept for 2/3 years to age and then bottled.
Country of origin:
Tuscany, Poppiano, Montespertoli
Domain: Guido Gualandi
Type of wine:
red, Montebetti Riserva
Sangiovese 90%, Colorino 5%, Foglia Tonda 5%
yes (Bio certified)
Good structure with a powerful nose,
Red fruit, especially cherry, licorice, underbrush, leather,
: Medium-bodied, balanced and elegant, with good tannic structure is well integrated, good freshness and persistence.
Entire meal, especially on pasta, cheese, meat, especially por
Additional information on Chianti di Poppiano, “Montebetti”:
This Chianti comes from a single two-hectare
vineyard located in Montebetti, Poppiano in the
Montespertoli subzone near Florence. The vineyard
was planted by Leopoldo Brogelli in 1970, but
some plants are even older. There have been no
modifications to the strucuture of the vineyard and
only a few plants were added when the vineyard
was purchased by Guido Gualandi.