Basilica San Martino

Chianti Classico Riserva

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Basilica San Martino is a Chianti Classico Riserva 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:5% 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, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, maturation for 18 months in French oak (Tronçais and Allier) barriques that have been used once, twice and three times previously (medium-toasted), and bottle-aged for six months before sales start.
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