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.

Vintage

2012

Blend

Sangiovese (85%) Canaiolo (15%)

Age of Vines

50-65 years

Smell

Rich, showing berry fruit and subtle vanilla

Taste

Lovely velvety texture, supported by expressive tannins.

Pairings

First courses also elaborate, farmyard animals, typical Tuscan cuisine.

Complete technical sheet

Philosophy

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.