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Region: Tuscany
Zone: Chianti DOCG

Chianti Montespertoli DOCG

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Medium
Min. alcohol: 12%
Mandatory Storage: Min. 5 mdr.
Storage potential: 10 years

Chianti Montespertoli DOCG is grown around the city Montespertoli, and even though the area is actually located in the Colli Fiorentini sub-zone, of which it was a part until 2002, it still has its own zone with corresponding rules and regulations. It's a bit hard to understand for people without the local patriotism in their blood, since the differences from the neighboring zone are a bit hard to see.

Montespertoli is the second-smallest sub-zone in Chianti and the 1997 vintage was the first to hit the market.

Mandatory aging: Until March 1 after the harvest year; Chianti Montespertoli Riserva DOCG 12.5% alcohol concentration and a min. 2 years aging, of which 3 months in the bottle.

Shelf life is up to 5 years. Riserva 10 years or more.

Chianti Montespertoli DOCG is a sub-zone under Chianti DOCG. Additional background, history and facts about Chianti DOCG can be found here [read more…]