Rocca di Castagnoli

Buriano

Toscana IGT

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Vintage:

2012
Guide
Score
Edition
Vinous
90
2018

Buriano is another of the historical grape production areas. The aspect and typicality of the typically Chianti soil, with surface Galestro stone and limestone, make it an area that is particularly suitable for lengthy, complex ripening on the vine. The terrain’s brightness, ventilation and high-ground location make it highly suitable for Grand Cru production.

GRAPE VARIETY 100 % Cabernet Sauvignon

VINEYARD  Buriano

SOIL  Medium-textured, rich in rock fragments typical of the Alberese area and limestone.

VINEYARD SIZE  4 ha

VINEYARD AGE  15 years old

EXPOSURE  North/south

AVERAGE ALTITUDE  450m a.s.l.

VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare

AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg

CULTIVATION/PRUNING  Spur pruning and cane pruning

HARVEST  Second half of October

MACERATION At a temperature of about 28°C for 10/12 days

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel

AGING At least 18 months in barriques at various stages, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION  About 7,000 bottles

SENSORY PROFILE Aromas of ripe red fruit, black pepper and leather. On the palate it is full-bodied and potent, with a fresh finish that adds elegance with enveloping, powerful tannins. A wine of great character intended for long aging.

PAIRING Game, roasts and mature cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.