Castellina in Chianti (Siena)
Capraia represents a selection of fine grapes from the historic Castellina in Chianti area.
A selection which for decades has been strictly separated, both in in terms of wine-making and aging, from other Rocca di Castagnoli productions.
This exciting project stems from our desire to promote the enormous diversity that comes from the different historic Chianti Classico production municipalities, originally represented only by Gaiole, Radda and Castellina.
In this case, tasting the Selezione Capraia you can note the peculiar characteristics that distinguish Gaiole wines from Castellina wines.
This product diversity compared to the other municipalities of the Chianti Classico area, can be traced back to different pedoclimatic factors that can be summarized as follows:
- Altitude: between 200 and 320 m a.s.l.
- Terrain: Tuffaceous sands alternate with classic clay soils that are very generous in quality and quantity.
- Exposure: South-west facing.
- Climate: Warmer temperatures for the summer with ample ventilation.
The following characteristics allow the Capraia wines to maintain – staying faithful to their terroir of origin – a great structure, remaining very sunny and warm with soft, sweet tannins that make them very pleasurable to drink without ever losing their longevity and power.