Rocca di Castagnoli

Chianti Classico

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Vintage:

2015
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Edition
WineEnthusiast
90
2018

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