Setriolo / Chianti Classico Vendemmia 2015 / 750mL
Susanna Soderi together with her mother meticulously run this small estate near Castellina in Chianti. The territory, because of its marly chalk and sandy soil is known within the Chianti region for its elegant, delicate and fragrant Sangiovese. The four hectares of vineyards, planted in 1999 are cultivated at a quasi-organic regime and produce a mere 7200 bottles of wine.
The philosophy of Setriolo is clearly expressed in the 2 images on their label which represent the historic farm and a stylized image of the one olive tree that survived the big frost in 1985 and still stands today, alone amidst the newly planted vineyards: a desire to move forward, while respecting nature and history.
Vines planted at spurred cordon 300 feet above sea level in 1999 and 2005. The soil is composed of marly chalk and sand with presence of clay. 3700-5000 plants x hectare. Yeld: 65 hl x hectare. Hand harvested. 20 days skin maceration in stainless steel and cement vats where the malolactic fermentation also takes place. 50% of the wine is matured for 12 months in cement vats while 50% of the wine matures in second-passage barriques. The wine is then blended and bottled at the end of May and released 2 years after harvest.