“Made from 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot, this opens with baking spice, vanilla and dark fruit aromas. It’s savory, with raspberry jam, dried black cherry and clove flavors accompanied by firm tannins, Drink through 2022.” —K.O.
Romignano Riserva Chianti is proudly designated as DOCG Chianti, indicating that the wine producers followed strict regulations set forth by the region to make the wine. The wine was tested by the DOCG committee to guarantee the wine’s geographic authenticity and that it meets high quality standards.The wine is aged 12 months in oak barrels & 12 months in the bottle.
The wine is grown in Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo, Italy. The Fattoria di Romignano estate is located 19 miles south of Florence in the beautiful Tuscan Chianti DOCG. The soil is mostly clay mixed with sand, on a hillside with southern exposure. The climate is dry and sunny with cold nights and warm days during the harvest. As a result, there is a good accumulation of sugar and tannic components on the grapes, making for a full and flavor-rich Chianti. In the last century, Baron Bettino Ricasoli studied production methods for Chianti. He chose this area for the vineyard because he thought it to be premium Tuscan land.
Members of the Rossi family have been winemakers since the early part of 1900s when they purchased Fattoria di Romignano.At the time, there were grapes intermingled with other crops including olive trees, wheat and beans. The Rossi family worked to replant the land with dedicated vineyards. Riccardo Rossi converted the land to organic production as he knew it would be the best expression for the grape.