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Placido Primavera Chianti

2012 Ruby red color. Intense aroma that hints of violets. Dry and well balanced with black-fruit flavors followed by a long finish. Perfect accompaniment to meats, pastas and spicy foods.
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$16.00 / Bottle   $192.00 / Case
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Placido wines, owned by Banfi Vintners, owe their phenomenal popularity to choice grapes grown in some of the world's premier wine regions, renowned winemaking expertise and a quality-price ratio difficult to match. The brand inherited its name from a famous Sienese family, the Placidi, on whose vast Tuscan estate some of the Placido vines grow today. Now a worldwide brand, Placido has also brought centuries of European winemaking experience to Chile's grape growing region.

Consisting of eight noble wine types, their wines include: Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, Chianti and a fruity Pinot Grigio all from grapes grown in choice Tuscany vineyards. Chile's Maipo Valley offers an ideal micro-climate for cultivating the noblest of French stock, such as Placido's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay.

Primavera (Springtime) is the beginning of the winemaker’s year - an exciting and critical time when Banfi prepares their vines to produce exquisite fruit which is reflected in the beauty, aromas and rich flavors of their wines. These are the very qualities treasured by the legendary Count Placido, a 13th century Tuscan nobleman, passionate about fine wine and food, and credited with the winemaking tradition that lives on today in Placido Primavera.

Maceration with the skins lasts for 8-12 days during primary fermentation. The grapes are pressed and a second fermentation takes place. The wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation and is then aged in temperature-controlled stainless-steel for 5 to 6 months before bottling. This wine is predominantly Sangiovese with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo Nero.