Chiave di Saletta

Chiave di Saletta

2015

Vinification

The story of this wine begins with delicate vineyard work: leaf removal, crop thinning and hand selection of branches. Our aim is to create a wine packed with varietal personality. We blend several lots and pay meticulous attention to the extraction process to create a fresh and fragrant wine with full colours, and supple, elegant textures and tannins. The various lots are fermented separately, variety by variety, before starting a 14-month ageing process in French oak barrels, some new and some gently used. The lots are then expertly blended together a few months before bottling.

Tasting notes

An intense red in colour, the Chiave di Saletta’s nose shows powerful and penetrating notes of berries and dark chocolate. Balsamic notes and spicy sensations are credited to the oak barrels. The palate is supple and boasts soft, velvety tannins. This is an elegant wine with a fine length and persistence, and a finish and aftertaste which recall mint, tobacco and chocolate.

Information

Production
20,000 bottles

Surface
6 hectares

Grape Varieties
50% Sangiovese,
20% Cabernet Sauvignon,
20% Cabernet Franc,
c. 10% Merlot

Soils
Calcareous clay, parcels of sandstone and tufa

Ageing
14 months

Awards

CSWA China wine and spirits award

CSWA China wine and spirits award
Chiave di Saletta 2015
Bronze

UK IWC Tasting 2018

UK IWC Tasting 2018
Chiave di Saletta 2015
Bronze medal

Mundus Vini 2018

Mundus Vini 2018
Chiave di Saletta 2015
Commended

Decanter 2018

Decanter 2018
Chiave di Saletta 2015
Commended

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