Chianti Classico Riserva Sa'etta Monte Bernardi 2019
|Varietal||Chianti Classico Riserva|
|Pairings||Roasted meat, Pasta with meat , Wild Meat|
Sa'etta is the name of the vineyard in Panzano in Chianti from which the pure Sangiovese grapes that give life to this amazing Chianti Riserva come from. The ground is very stony and composed of calcareous sandstone rich in quartz engravings, known here as Pietraforte. The fermentation starts spontaneously in wooden tanks and is then decanted into oak of German and Austrian origin. It carries out the malolactic fermentation and refines for at least 24 months in wood and 12 in the bottle.
A Chianti Riserva that grows with aging, giving emotions. Already two years after its release, it keeps time with elegance, even 10 years or more.
Michael Schmelzer arrives in Panzano in Chianti in 2003, known as a cru of the classic area, and manages to establish himself as one of the best interpreters of Chianti. Michael manages to express the absolute quality of the territory in the bottle, living in harmony between the land and the environment. Of the 53 hectares owned, only 10 are vineyards, of which 5 were planted over 40 years ago. The sandstone, marl and alberese soils are south facing, at an altitude of 350m above sea level. and surrounded by woods, they benefit from the nearby river Pesa. Spontaneous grassing is left in alternating rows, the fertilizers are natural and biodynamic preparations are used. In fact, the company has been certified organic since 2004 and has always been conducted according to the principles of biodynamics. The grapes all come from their own vineyards, fermentations on indigenous yeasts and do not undergo any filtration or clarification.