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Le Rote, Chianti Colli Senesi D.O.C.G.
(kee-AHN-tee KOH-lee say-NAY-zee)


Tasting Notes: In the shadow of the famous Towers of San Gimignano, the Toscana estate, Le Rote, makes a wonderfully charismatic Chianti Colli Senesi. It has rich, chewy dark fruit and “wet” tannins, yet finishes dry and clean. Remarkably, this wine was aged a full year and a half before release; a very rare decision for a non-Riserva Chianti–and the results show. Smooth, black cherry, and sweet tobacco linger on a faint, pleasant finish that is touched off by just the right hint of oak.

Location Toscana, Italia.
(San Gimignano)
25 hectares.
Soil Mixed clay, marl, and shells.
Estate Le Rote.
Vine Spurred Cordon. Guyot.
3,000-5,000 vines/hectare.
1 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Massimo & Lara Scotti.
(MOSS-ee-moh SKOH-tee)
(LAW-rah SKOH-tee)
Vinification Fermentation in temp controlled stainless steel tanks.
Varietals 90% Sangiovese,
5% Malvasia Nera,
5% Canaiolo.
Barrel 2nd passage French barrique.
Residual Sugar 0.5 grams per liter. Maturation 1 month in the barrel.
12+ months in the bottle.
Acidity 5.05 grams per liter. Vintage Production 585 cases.
Alcohol 13.5% by volume. Foot Fairing Pasta Bolognese, Caprese salad, and Spaghetti Carbonara.
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