Production area: amidst the hills of Pelago in the Chianti Rufina D.O.C.G. area, with a soil composition of marly, calcareous clay as typically found in the Arno valley east of Florence.
Altitude: 200/350 m above sea level.
Grape variety: Sangiovese.
Cultivation method: spurred cordon.
Harvest period: from the 20th of September until the middle of October.
Vinification: the grapes are fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (26/28°C) for 10 days before racking and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. After fermentation the wine is put into wooden barrels.
Maturation: six months in wood and six months in stainless steel.
Ageing potential: 10/15 years.
Appearance: ruby-red in colour.
Aroma: clean, floral notes.
Flavour: well structured and harmonic on the palate; easy drinking with a soft and lingering finish.
Accompaniments: adapts well to both light and more substantial dishes.
Villa Travignoli is situated in the north-east of the Chianti production area in the idyllic region of Tuscany, 25 kilometres east of Florence at the meeting of the Arno and Sieve rivers. Chianti is one of Italy's most famous wines and is classified into different denominations depending on the area in which it is produced. Travignoli is situated in the Chianti Rufina region, where it enjoys a southern exposure, calcareous soils and an altitude ranging from 250 to 400 metres above sea level. This means that the sun shines on the vineyards for the entire day, facilitating the ripening of the crops and protecting them from stagnantation and damp. Furthermore, its proximity to the Appenine mountains assures optimal refridgeration and ventilation during hot summer nights. We cultivate 70 hectares of specialised vineyards on our 90-hectare estate, primarily focusing on Sangiovese but also including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonney.