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Fonterosso Chianti Riserva

Made from 75% Sangiovese and 15% Cabernet grapes (which may vary slightly according to the harvest) and 5% each of Canaiolo and Merlot, this beautiful Chianti is made in a very special manner. After the traditional hand harvesting and vinification of the grapes, the juice is separated and aged for two years, in four different ways; 20% of the juice goes into small, two year old French Allier barrels of medium toast, 20% goes into small, two year old Missouri Oak barrels of medium toast, 40% goes into medium sized Slavonic oak barrels and 20% is conserved in stainless steel. After this time in wood, the wine is blended together and kept for one month to rest, under temperature control, in stainless steel. This is a prestigious, full bodied, robust wine that can be served on many occasions. A fine complement to roasted and grilled meats, game and seasoned cheeses. Serve at room temperature. To enjoy the optimum flavor, decant for one hour prior to dining.