Priore: a Chianti worthy of the history of Fraternita dei Laici. The label shows the constitution statute of Fraternita dei Laici dated 1263. The Prior was a religious of the local Church who was in charge of maintaining relations with the Fraternita.
The wine is produced from Sangiovese grapes, a classic of Tuscan viticulture, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the vineyards dedicated to this Chianti we practice a shorter dry pruning, a fertilization aimed at increasing the quantity of organic substance available, a manual binding and a thinning of the shoots and an early leafing. The grapes are harvested by hand selecting the best bunches.
The long fermentations at controlled temperature start with the sole use of indigenous yeasts without the use of selected yeasts.
The vinification in steel is then followed by an aging in wood which gives the wine greater softness and balance.
The whole winemaking and aging process is carried out without artifice, for a wine of great emotional impact. The philosophy of Tenute di Fraternita is to offer a genuine product savoring the sensations of traditional Chianti.
Grape Variety: Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard: medium-textured soil with the presence of marl
Training system: spurred cordon
Vines per hectare: 5000 vines per hectare
Altitude: 250 -300 meters above sea level
Vinification: fermentation in steel at a controlled temperature with indigenous yeasts for about 16 days.
Aging: in stainless steel tanks and then wood barrels. In bottle for at least 6 months.
Tasting notes: ruby red with deep purple reflections. With aging it will tend to garnet. The nose is intense and remarkably persistent. The initial notes are violet, marasca cherry and red fruits. Then you can feel vanilla, spices and light notes of wax and leather.
Food pairing: the best pairing is with first courses, grilled meats, braised meats and stewed meats cooked in the “Tuscan way”.
Serving temperature: 18-20° C