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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £87.88
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 5%, Colorino 5%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Castello Vicchiomaggio
Tasting notes - Named after an antique farmhouse located on the wine estate, this smooth and elegant wine is a lovely expression of Chianti. With red cherry and cranberry fruits, the palate has good substance and a lingering, rounded finish.
Smooth and elegant, a lovely expression of Chianti with
red cherry and cranberry fruits through to a rounded
The historical origins of Castello Vicchiomaggio can be traced back to the 5th
century. The present owners, the Matta family, acquired the property in 1964 and
restored it back to its former splendour. The estate, with 150 hectares, is one of the
largest in the area, and of these, 32 hectares are dedicated to the vine. Castello
Vicchiomaggio produces several styles of wine, from the traditional to the innovative.
In order to achieve this, the estate has been carefully classified according to its soil
type and exposure. All production and winemaking is supervised by John Matta. The
hallmark of John's wines is elegance, perfumed, stylish and all have beautiful
balance. These wines truly show off the Sangiovese grape at its best. Vicchiomaggio
is consistently classified amongst Italy's top estates and John Matta has been
named IWSC Italian Winemaker of the Year four times in the last 14 years.
The vineyards are located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region and sit at an
altitude of 255 to 265 metres above sea level. Planted to a density of 5,600 vines per
hectare, the vines are pruned according to the Single Guyot method which ensures
low yields of approximately 52hl/ha. The soils are made up of a high proportion of
heavy clay- approximately 30%, which is renowned for its cooling properties and
water retention for the vine, as well as for producing bold wines from the Sangiovese
Fermentation took place in stainless steel temperature controlled fermentation vats
for a period of eight to 10 days with daily pumping-over. The wine was then matured
for six months in large oak barrels of 25 to 50hl before being released between 12
and 24 months after the vintage.
Named after an antique farmhouse located on the wine estate, this smooth and
elegant wine is a lovely expression of Chianti. With red cherry and cranberry fruits,
the palate has good substance and a lingering, rounded finish.
Serve at room temperature with grilled and roast meats, carpaccio of beef,
cannelloni or roasted peppers.
Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo 5%, Colorino 5%
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