Terreno Chianti Classico 2014 won the award “Sweden’s best organic red wine” in the internationally recognised wine competition Vinordic Wine Challenge in 2017.
In the production of our Chianti Classico we use our senses. To ensure top quality, the grapes – Sangiovese and Merlot – are picked by hand into small baskets. Before de-stemming, the grapes are sorted by hand yet again. The hand and eye are the best instruments when ensure highest quality.
The grape juice is fermented and macerated in big steel cisterns with no added yeast. After pressing, the Sangiovese is matured in botti, larger Italian barrels, and the Merlot in barriques, French 225 litre barrels. After 16 months it is time for the final blending, thereafter the wine is bottled and stored until ready to drink.
We taste the wine regularly during the whole process and in this part of the winemaking we rely on our tastebuds and our sense of smell.
The quality of Chianti Classico wines has increased dramatically in recent years and today these wines are among the best in the world.– Sofia Ruhne
How has your Chianti Classico developed over the years?
From the day we first arrived at Terreno, we have devoted much time and care to increasing the quality of this wine, both in the vineyards and in the wine cellar. Today it is a wine of the finest quality and our pride, the wine that best represents us and the territory.
What kind of a wine is Chianti Classico?
Chianti Classico wines are strict, fruity, tannin-rich wines, created with the Sangiovese grape. A grape variety that is characterised by the scent and taste of cherries, alert acidity and powerful tannins. To make a Chianti Classico you have to follow strict rules. Controls are made continuously by the local wine consortium. This is to ensure that the wine holds the quality required for a Chianti Classico. The quality of Chianti Classico wines has increased dramatically in recent years and today these wines are among the best in the world.
How is the wine best enjoyed?
A Chianti Classico wine is a vintage wine that gets better with age and can be aged up to 20 years or more. Use a nice glass that allows the wine to breathe or decant before serving. The wine’s character is best served at around 16°C.
What does it pair with?
The Chianti Classico wines go very well with Tuscan cuisine where charcuteries, olive oil, salt and cheese play a major role. To enhance your culinary experience use sage, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf for seasoning as these herbs grow among the vines. Typical for the area are for example, Bistecca alla Fiorentina, crostini with chicken liver paté, bruschetta with tomato, garlic and basil or pasta with a tasty meat sauce.