Chianti Classico Monteraponi 2021
Chianti Classico Monteraponi is produced from Sangiovese (95%) and Canaiolo (5%) grapes from 15-year-old vineyards. It is aged in large French or Slavonian oak barrels for at least 16 months.
Monteraponi is an ancient medieval village, built around three square-based towers dating back to the 10th century. The complex located on the outskirts of the town of Radda, on the hill of the same name at a height of 470 meters, dominates the valley below that slopes towards the Arbia river. Monteraponi in 1974 thanks to Michele Braganti becomes a reference company of the Chianti Classico that today extends for 12 hectares planted with vines, 8 hectares of olive grove and the remaining are centuries-old forests of oak and chestnut trees that surround the farm, making it isolated and protected and favoring the cultivation in a certified organic regime for some years.
After the manual harvest, the grapes are carefully washed and brought to a destemmer from Burgundy and designed for very delicate varieties such as Sangiovese and Pinot Noir. Following soft pressing that guarantees the integrity of the skins and fermentation in cement tanks without the use of selected yeasts. Maceration on the skins for 30 days with daily pumping over. At this point each wine follows its own path in the aging cellar.