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Damiani Chianti Riserva

Posted on 24 January 2015

Like the Chianti, the Damiani Chianti Riserva also is made from majority Sangiovese grapes. But instead of using Canaiolo and Colorino grapes, Madonninia del Chiaro uses Merlot grapes. The Chianti Riserva similarly is harvested by hand in September and October and placed in cases to preserve the wholeness of each grape. The vinification is carried out in wooden barrels and lasts between seven and 12 days. The wine is drawn by hand with the help of a soft vertical press. Color, aroma and flavor are similar to the Chianti. The Chianti Riserva pairs well with red meats, Florentine steaks and hearty stews. 

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