Basilica San Martino

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Basilica San Martino is a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione with an international feel, and with a first vintage dating back to 1985. The vineyard covers 3,82 hectares, faces south/ south-east and is named after the ancient church of San Martino in Cecione, to which it was once attached.

  • Vine:85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
  • Vineyard location:San Martino, Conca d’Oro and Panzano in Chianti
  • Exposure and altitude:south-east, 365 m ASL
  • Soil composition:silty-clay loam soil, originating from grey and olive green marl limestone and calcareous sandstone of ‘Argille scagliose’ (scaly clay) formation.
  • Training system:Guyot
  • Planting density: 7,200 vines/hectare
  • Vinification process:Manual harvesting in early October, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, breaking and soaking of the marc through manual pressing and pump-overs with air, long post-alcoholic maceration of the submerged caps.
  • Aging:Maturation for 18 months in 225-litre French oak barriques (Sylvain and Taransaud) that have been used twice and three times previously (medium-toasted), where spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place. Further maturation for 12 months in glass-lined cement vats and bottle-aging for 6 months before sales start.
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