Donna Laura

Alteo Chianti Riserva DOCG

    • Description :

      Sangiovese grapes are selected in Donna Laura's vineyards in Castelnuovo Berardenga and then carefully destemmed in the winery and put immediately into steel vats without crushing. Alteo undergoes a temperature-controlled fermentation. The must is kept in contact with the skins for about 20 days with pumping over performed every 10 hours and 1 délestage a week. The wine matures for one year in 25HL barrels and 6 months in stainless steel with another 6 months in bottle.
      The name Alteo is a combination of the names of owner Lia Tolaini-Banville's sons, Alessandro and Matteo. The painting is a detail of Bacchus from artist Rik Olsen's Bramosia painting.

      Grape varieties :


      Altitude :

      250m ASL

      Vineyard age :

      20 years old

      Exposure :


      Soil :

      Lime and clay, with a considerable presence of gravel

      Alcohol :


      Tasting notes :

      Clear ruby-red color with clean aromas of wild rose, black currant and sour black cherry. Persistent flavors of red berries with soft tannins and an overall fine structure.

Press Notes

  • James Suckling
    • 2019, 2017
      90 points
    • 2018
      91 points
  • AG Vinous
    • 2019, 2018
      90 points
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