375 ML, 750 ML, 1.5 L, 3 L
Vigneto Rancia, located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga, northeast of Siena and in the southern part of the Chianti Classico production area.
Rancia is at an altitude of 400 metres with a good, south-facing exposure. It covers about 6 hectares (2.4 acres).
Quartzitic blue-grey sandstone, stratified sand and calcareous alberese mixed with alluvial pebbles. Limestone-sand marl galestro in the higher areas.
New plantings in recent years have utilised the massal selection genetic material gathered from the old Rancia vineyard. Simple Guyot with an average yield of 40-45 hl/ha (2.3-2.6 tons/acre).
Grapes de-stemmed and crushed, then fermented at 28-30°C, with automatic daily punch-downs, followed by 12-15-day maceration.
At end of fermentation, wine goes into small and medium oak barrels in March-April for 12-18 months’ maturation. The lots are blended and bottled, with 6-10 months’ ageing in glass.
3,750 cases made.
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