A word in Tuscan dialect that evokes carefree childhood memories and happy times spent with grandparents. We would like this wine, made from Sangiovese grapes, to convey a little of that carefree feeling. A Chianti Colli Senesi aged in French container, definitely worth discovering and sharing, for precious moments with friends. It can be kept for up to nine years; we recommend drinking it between three and eight years after harvest.
Deep red in colour, Irpide is an excellent Chianti with aromas of red berry jam and spices. The ageing gives the wine a soft, slightly spicy character with elegant tannins and medium acidity. Intense, fruity aroma with notes of spices and caramel.
To be enjoyed with red meats, game, stewed meats and mature cheeses.
Production zone: San Gimignano, Siena
Grape variety: 90% Sangiovese, 3% Syrah, 7% Colorino
Altitude: 290 metres a.s.l.
Soil: prehistoric seabed, sand, clay and marine fossils
Vine training system: spurred cordon
Year planted: between 1971 and 2005
Harvest and vinification
Harvesting period: the third week of September
Harvesting method: by hand
Alcoholic fermentation: in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 26°C
Malo-lactic fermentation: yes
Ageing: at least six months in stainless steel tanks followed by more 12 months in small French tanks
Bottle ageing: recommended for at least eight months
Average number of bottles: 2600