Tenuta Santo Pietro Pio II – Chianti Riserva D.O.C.G.

Pio II Chianti Riserva is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes carefully selected from our oldest vines and is aged for a minimum of 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. The meticulous selection of the grapes and patient aging in traditional oak allow us to achieve the finest expression that the territory has to offer.

Description

Pio II Chianti Riserva is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes carefully selected from our oldest vines and is aged for a minimum of 24 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. The meticulous selection of the grapes and patient aging in traditional oak allow us to achieve the finest expression that the territory has to offer.

The color is bright, intense ruby ​​red with violet reflections. The aroma is that of red fruits, cherry, floral and dried fruit, with spicy, balsamic notes, black pepper, cloves, blackberries, blueberry and hints of vanilla. The palate is dry, said, delicate tannin, harmonious, velvety, full-bodied, vinous, and elegant, the balance of great thickness prevails in the mouth.

It pairs with both national and international cuisine first courses, roast meat, truffles, spiced or tomato-based fish, fresh and dried cheeses, beans, games, and soups of all kinds.

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Specifications

GRAPES
100% Sangiovese
ALCOHOL CONTENT
14.5% vol.
VINIFICATION
In cement vats (50HL) fermentation occurs under controlled temperature with pump over, pigeage and delestage. Macerated for a minimum of 15 days.
AGING
2 years in large Slavonian oak barrels

The Producer

Located between Pienza and Montepulciano on the Strada del Chianti (dei Colli Senesi), Tenuta Santo Pietro’s 72-acre estate was part of a larger farm system laid out by Pope Pius II in the mid-1400s. Today it is a self-sufficient gentleman’s farm with twelve acres of vineyards and twelve acres of olive trees. We purchased the property in 2006 and undertook extensive renovations of the villa and the vineyards.

Our vineyards now include 12 acres of old and new growth vines of Sangiovese, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah grapes. We produce approximately 1,800 cases of wine per year. We pride ourselves on the small production of the highest quality wine we can make on-site in our newly completed winery.

We currently produce six wines from our vineyards: Pio II, a lively, classic Chianti DOCG (WS 87), Viper, a richly-blended Super Tuscan (WS 88), Perceptum, and IGT of international varietals (WS 89), Letizia, a light, crisp rose made of 100% Sangiovese and 23.10, a special vintner’s blend.  All our wines go well with just about everything there is to eat in this area – cheeses, meats, pastas, and vegetables. 

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