Our Chianti Classico is crafted from a selection of estate grown grapes. In the glass the wine promises fragrant aromas of violet and red berries. On the mouth-watering palate, classic red cherry flavours and notes of white pepper and nutmeg come through backed up by firm tannins creating a well-balanced wine with juicy acidity and freshness.
This wine pairs perfectly with Italian cheeses such as pecorino with truffles, provolone and parmesan. Also, great with pastas and a simple tomato or meat sauce, grilled steak, risotto with mushrooms and roasted pork prepared in the Tuscan tradition (with garlic, herbs and fennel seeds).
GRAPES: 95% SANGIOVESE 5% MERLOT
HARVEST DATE: 2ND WEEK SEPTEMBER, 2016
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"THE QUALITY OF WINE IS BORN IN THE VINE"
The castle vineyards snake through the clay and limestone rock-filled soil of the estate.
It is the alliance between the land and the vine that makes the difference: each vine has its own characteristics, requirements and reaction, important to be thoroughly familiar with both the grape and the land to know how to manage.
The analysis of the earth, the choice of the rootstocks and the selection of the clones, as well the pruning back and the careful, skillful handling of the vine throughout its productive cycle, makes it possible to obtain a healthy grape with uniform ripening: the quality of the grapes is at the heart of a good wine.