Paterna Chianti Colli Aretini
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PRODUCER: The cooperative of Paterna Societa Agricola is situated in the Arezzo region of eastern Tuscany in the valley of the River Arno, south of Florence. There are 15 hectares in all including 8 ha of vines and 5 ha of olives. The vineyards stand at over 300 metres above sea level on slopes overlooking the Arno River and everything has been organic at the coop since 1985. Winemaking is overseen by Gabriella Tani and Eliabetta Berbieri who employ traditional methods: soft pressing and destemming of the grapes followed by a short fermentation with very low doses of sulphur and the additional of natural yeasts only.
WINEMAKING: A splendid Chianti obtained from Sangiovese grapes plus other local vines, such as Colorino del Valdarno, Canaiolo, and Ciliegiolo. The vinification is spontaneous and absolutely traditional, with a fermentation that lasts 8-10 days in steel tanks. It refines in the same tanks and is bottled in the September following the harvest. On the nose the aromas are intense with hints of violets and cherries.
TASTING NOTE: A vivid cherry-red in colour. Scents of violets and sweet red cherries. On the palate, dry and refreshing with a pronounced acidity. Nicely balanced tannins lead to a lively finish