Rocca di Castagnoli

Vinsanto del Chianti Classico 

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Vintage:

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Score
Edition
Veronelli
89
2004
Wine Spectator
90
2004
Espresso - Vini d'Italia
16 / 20
2009

From various plots in Loc. Castagnoli, the very small-scale production of this historic wine is strictly carried out using traditional methods, in order to keep the custom alive for future generations. The high production costs are not even slightly compensated by the sales value, but this wine is exclusively dedicated to our ancestors, who handed down this beautiful custom.

GRAPE VARIETY 90% Malvasia Lunga del Chianti, 10% Trebbiano Toscano

VINEYARD  Various plots in Loc. Castagnoli

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

VINEYARD SIZE  3 ha

VINEYARD AGE  30 years old

EXPOSURE  Various

AVERAGE ALTITUDE  500m a.s.l.

VINEYARD DENSITY 5000 vines/hectare

AVERAGE YIELD PER PLANT 1kg

CULTIVATION/PRUNING  Spur pruning

HARVEST  Second half of September

DRYING  The grapes remain on racks for at least 3 months

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION In cask

FERMENTATION In cask

AGING At least 4 months in 100 l casks at various stages, then at least 6 months in steel and 1 year in the bottle

ANNUAL PRODUCTION  About 1,000 bottles

SENSORY PROFILE Amber color, rich and intense aroma with hints of honey, vanilla, dried fruit and nuts (mainly almond). Enveloping, harmonious taste with a long finish.

PAIRING Mature cheeses, desserts.

SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.