Ricudda Chianti Classico 2020


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Alcohol: 13.5%

Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese

Localization: Tuscany, Italy

Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red color with purple tints. On the nose, the wine shows some intense notes of red fruits, especially cherry, and slight hints of oak. In the mouth, it has a good structure, great softness, and it is pleasant to drink. Predominant notes of red fruits, with a slight spiciness.

93 points James Suckling: A lovely red from a hot vintage, showing freshness and brightness. Medium body with orange-peel and cherry flavors that last effortlessly on the palate. Tangy. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."

Notes: The grapes are harvested by hand, then the fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats, at controlled temperature to save primary aromas; after 8-10 days all the sugars are converted into alcohol. To extract the color and the aromas, the skins that raise to the surface are moist with the must/wine. The maceration of the skins continues for 10-15 days, then the free run wine is separated from the marc, which is pressed. Follows the malolactic fermentation on fine lees for 20 days, to make the wine softer on the palate.
The wine ages in cement tanks and in small Tuscan oak barrels, for 12 months. The wine is then aged in bottles for 3 months.

Food pairing: Game, grilled meats, fresh and aged cheeses such as pecorino.

The Domain: The Ricudda Farm is located along a secondary route of the ancient Via Francigena, which in ancient times was traveled by pilgrims who went from France to Rome and descended from the ridge of Castellina in Chianti towards the main routes of the Val D’Elsa.
It takes its name from the French Coude / Couder / Recoude, which has the meaning of “elbow, bend”.
The name of the farm can therefore be traced back to the "elbow" conformation of the farm land.
The Fattoria has been producing wine since the 15th century and is one of the oldest farms in the Chianti area. It is located in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti about halfway between Florence and Siena, at an altitude of about 360 m a.s.l. The farm and its grounds boast almost 800 years of history, from the first known acquisition a few years before 1300 by Bartolomeo di Grazia, a Florentine citizen of the time, who started production until our acquisition. The Squarcialupi family, the most powerful family in the history of Chianti, is also among the owners of the land. In 2016 the company
was acquired by the Bojola - Australi families with the aim of converting production towards a 100% organic product. 6 hectares of new vineyards were replanted, modern equipment was purchased and the old farm that houses the farm and farmhouse was renovated. The result is a production of high quality Chianti Classico with Sangiovese grapes and organic olive oil.