Romagna Sangiovese Predappio Riserva "Le Lucciole"
Le Lucciole is Chiara's Riserva. It's 100% Sangiovese sourced from a parcel of 0.8 hectares planted at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare, 250m above sea level. The vines are 20 years old. Harvest was on October 6th, 2016 at yields of 5,000kg/hl (35hl/ha). The grapes were partially destemmed; those that were destemmed were left whole-berry without crushing. Fermentation was spontaneous in open-top tronconic wood vats and tonneaux, without temperture control. Maceration lasted 45 days. Aging was in used Slavonian oak botti for two years and a year in bottle before release in September 2019. 4,000 750ml bottles and 298 1.5L bottles produced.