Volpetto Chianti Riserva DOCG is made 100% from hand selected Sangiovese grapes. Sangiovese is the noble grape of Tuscany and Chianti and often a small amount of other grapes are added to it to make Chianti, but our winemaker has elected to make this wine 100% from Sangiovese. Volpetto means “fox cub”, which are a common and welcome sight in the Tuscan countryside.
The grapes are grown in Chianti, in the province of Florence, on vineyard slopes between 200 and 400 metres above sea level.
The grapes are very carefully handled, ensuring that we use only those in perfect condition. Volpetto Chianti Riserva is fermented in concrete vats and then the juice is pumped over the grape skins in order to extract the perfect amount of colour and tannins. The wine is aged is small Slavonian oak barrels of between 20 and 50 hectolitres.
Volpetto Chianti Riserva DOCG has a highly complex and concentrated bouquet. Well structured and full-bodied, the tannins are well integrated, giving a smooth, complex wine with a deep intensity of fruit and a long finish. Ideal with game and mature cheeses.
“Uccelletto” beans (serves 4)
- Cannellini beans (soaked in water for 3 hours) 300 gr
- Tomatoes: peeled, 200 gr
- Sage: 1 little sprig
- Garlic: 2 cloves
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Sale and pepper: to taste
1. Put the beans in a pan and cover them with 4 fingers of water. Bring them to the boil really fast, and then reduce the heat and simmer until they become tender, but not flaking.
2. Drain the beans, then put some oil with the sage and garlic in the pan.
3. After 2-3 minutes, add the tomatoes and simmer until it will be a quite dense sauce.
4. Add the beans, salt and pepper as you prefer and go on cooking for 15 minutes.