color: deep ruby with a strong hint of violet
smell: on the nose, persistent and clean bouquet of fruit, morello, underwood with a strong terroir identity. Spicy hints of clove and a touch of balsamic complete a prestigious bouquet
palate: to the palate,fruity notes pleasantly married to a true fine tannin texture. Tasty, fading towards freshness and leaving a very definite after taste.
serving temperature: 18 - 20 C°
alcohol: 14 % vol.
From the vineyard to the table
The winery was founded in 1912 by Giuseppe Chionetti, grandfather of the current owner, Quinto Chionetti. The area of the vineyards is 15 hectares, giving a total production of around 85,000 per year. The Chionetti winery seeks to combine a vine coltivation respecting nature and careful selection of grapes (by thinning the plants) with a wine making process that takes advantage of the latest oenological technology.
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The components of wine
Tannins - The tannins in a wine come from the pips, skins and stalks. They are extremely important if you are planning on ageing a wine, as they are natural preservatives. They provide structure and backbone to the wine and can be sensed by a furring of the mouth, or a puckering of the gums. A similar sensation happens when drinking stewed tea. Tannins are released from tealeaves after stewing them in hot water for too long.
Tannins are more important in red wines than white wines. Because they act as a preservative, they fade over many years, developing the fruit flavours into more complex flavours that are found in fine, aged wine. A sufficient level of tannins provides structure to the wine, but doesn't dominate the palate. This is when the wine is ideal for drinking.
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