The Vintage was a great Vintage.La Prima 2015.
Accolades for La Prima 2015 are the following:
CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE
Classification: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
Production Area: Chianti Classico
Grape Varieties: Sangiovese 95%, Merlot %
Alcohol Content: 13,5%
Available formats: 750ml - 1,5L
Vineyard Information: La Prima, a 2.2Ha plot of Sangiovese, with a planting density of 5000 vines/Ha. on heavy clay (30%) at an altitude of 250 mt. Single Guyot pruning, very low yields of about 30Hl/Ha.
Vinification & Maturation:
Vinification: Small (50Hl.) stainless fermentation vats ensure maximum skin/juice contact for a period of about 15 days.
Maturation: 18 months in new 225 lt. French barriques followed by about 8 months in bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: Ruby red with brick red undertones. Notes of cherry and ripe fruits. Extremely elegant, not overpowering, plenty of tannins but smooth and rounded. Enjoyable now but will develop very well over the years.