Rocca di Castagnoli
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
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
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