Sangiovese (85%) Canaiolo (15%)
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Rich, showing berry fruit and subtle vanilla
Lovely velvety texture, supported by expressive tannins.
First courses also elaborate, farmyard animals, typical Tuscan cuisine.
Pietro Beconcini Riserva
Chianti Riserva DOCG
These wines represent my family’s traditional production, the wine that my grandfather first, and then my father, made in their profession as winegrowers, a tradition that has two thousand years of history here in San Miniato.
Here in San Miniato, Chianti has been produced right from the establishment of the Production Code, almost a century ago now; in fact, large quantities of San Miniato grapes still go to the great Florentine wine houses.
I make these wines today following the traditions handed down in my family, but with the same beliefs and techniques that I adopt for my more ambitious wines. Thus, I follow a quite different path from a great part of Tuscany, since for these wines too I use no international varieties, and my winemaking practices remain straightforward and respectful of the fruit.
Vinification & Maturation
Chianti Riserva DOCG PIETRO BECONCINI, on the other hand, hews to tradition and matures one year and a half in Slavonian oak, then spends up to 30 months in the bottle before release.