Vernaiolo is one of the longest-standing members of the Rocca delle Macìe family, and has always served as the winery’s most traditional example of Chianti.
Its name derives from the Latin vernāle, meaning ‘of spring’ and indicating the period of the year in which the Chianti, having got through the winter, was bottled.
Still today, this lively ruby-red wine is ready to be consumed in the spring following the harvest, and retains its fresh and fruity characteristics for a long time.
Vernaiolo Chianti DOCG
Grape varietals Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 5%, Canaiolo 5%
Production Technique Following careful grape selection and maceration of the must over the grape skins for at least ten days, an advanced constant temperature fermentation technique is applied, yielding a pleasant full bodied wine that keeps its distinctive fruitiness for an extensive period of time
Wine description Color: lively ruby red.
Nose: savory and fruity with traces of ripe red fruit.
Taste: fresh, balanced and full bodied.
Winemaker’s recommendations Serve at a temperature of 18°C.
A wine to match with every course, it is particularly suited for meats and pastas.