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Poggio Basso Chianti Classico
Poggio Basso Chianti Classico
Poggio Basso in Italian means “the lower part of the hill”. It refers to where most vineyards are grown in Tuscany.
Region: Panzano, Tuscany
Varietal Composition: 95% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Soil Composition: Schist- heavy clay soil with soft flaky rocks
Vine Training Method: Guyot
Elevation: 900 ft.
Exposure: South West, South
Harvest Time: Late September
Fermentation Container: Concrete tanks
Length of Alcoholic Fermentation: 20 Days
Malolactic Fermentation: Wood
Type of Aging Container: Oak/Concrete
Type of Oak: Slovenian Oak- French Barrique
Length of Aging Before Bottling: 12 Months
Length of Bottle Aging: 6 Months
Sustainable: Yes

Poggio Basso Chianti Classico

Wine Description 

Chianti Classico is a designation given to wines grown in the most original and genuine region of Chianti, Tuscany. Chianti Classico stretches from Florence to Siena and is marked with the traditional black rooster seal. The blend must be at least 80% Sangiovese, and it must be a minimum of 12% alcohol. Poggio Basso Chianti Classico is vinified in the heart of Panzano, Tuscany 

Tasting Notes 

Full to medium body offering hints of cherries, mulberries, and dark chocolate notes. There is a hint of light spices on the palate and has very fine tannins. 

Food Pairings 

This wine pairs well with soft cheeses and braised meats. It also pairs well with roasted vegetables and legumes. 

 

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