Rocca di Castagnoli

Chianti Classico

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Guide
Score
Edition
Wine Spectator
86
1995
Wine Spectator
87
1998
Wine Spectator
85
1998
87
2004
Veronelli
88
2006
Wine Spectator
87
2005
88
2007
Vinous
88
2007
Veronelli
88
2007
Vinous
87
2008
87
2008
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
14,5 / 20
2008
88
2009
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
16 / 20
2009
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
15,5 / 20
2010
Veronelli
88
2010
Vinous
90
2010
90
2010
Veronelli
88
2011
89
2011
Wine Spectator
88
2011
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
16 / 20
2011
Vinous
89
2011
90
2011
Vinous
90
2011
Wine Spectator
91
2011
91
2012
Gambero Rosso - Vini d'Italia
Due Bicchieri Rossi
2013
Vinous
91
2012
WineEnthusiast
90
2013
Vinous
90
2013
Vinous
89
2014
Wine Spectator
90
2015
Jamessuckling.com
90
2015
WineEnthusiast
90
2015
Wine Spectator
90 - Smart Buys
2015
Vinous
88
88
Vinous
89
2016
Jamessuckling.com
88
2016
WineEnthusiast
89
2016
WineEnthusiast
90
2018
Slow Wine
Vino Slow
2018
Jamessuckling.com
92
2017
Vinous
88
2017
Jamessuckling.com
93
2018
91
2018
Vinous
92
2018
Jamessuckling.com
92
2019
Decanter
91 - SILVER MEDAL
2019

The grapes used to make this wine are produced in all the property’s plots, 72 hectares around the medieval fortress and the village after which the company is named.

GRAPE VARIETY 90% Sangiovese; 10% Canaiolo and Colorino

VINEYARD  Various plots in Loc. Castagnoli

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

VINEYARD SIZE  72 ha

VINEYARD AGE Various, from new to 35 years old

EXPOSURE  Various

AVERAGE ALTITUDE  From 420 to 500m a.s.l.

VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare

AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1.5kg

CULTIVATION/PRUNING  Spur pruning and cane pruning

HARVEST  October

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

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In steel

AGING At least 1 year in typical Chianti barrels and in steel for a further 3 months, then 6 months in the bottle.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION  About 350,000 bottles

SENSORY PROFILE Chianti Classico Rocca di Castagnoli is a wine with an excellent complexity and structure. It has a red color with violet hues. Intense nose rich in fruity, winy aromas. Accompanied by a pleasant fruity cherry component, the fresh note is particularly remarkable and balanced with hints of lively tannins, which are perfectly integrated with the wine’s extract components.

PAIRING  White meats, medium-aged cheeses and roasts.

SERVING TEMPERATURE 16-18°C