Castello Vicchiomaggio Agostino Petri Chianti Classico Riserva 2014
£119.76 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Canaiolo 5%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Castello Vicchiomaggio
Tasting notes - A perfumed and elegant wine with a great structure and bouquet reminiscent of chocolate and walnuts. Opulent, with a wonderful complexity and a silky, lingering finish.
Gold, IWSC, 2017
91 Pts, James Suckling , 2018
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A perfumed and elegant wine with ripe cherry hints to the fruit enhanced by a lovely depth and smooth but firm finish
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 winter was warm, followed by a mid spring which encouraged an early budding. 2014 saw a mild summer with intermittent rains, which brought the growing season back to its normal progression. Heatwaves at the end of July and the beginning of August resulted in a positive véraison. The diurnal temperature differences promoted a gradual ripening of the fruit and warm weather conditions in September resulted in healthy grapes of excellent quality.
The grapes are sourced from the Agostino Petri vineyard. The vines are trained on the cordon system and are grown in a marl and clay soil.
The grapes were harvested at optimal maturity and carefully sorted. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks with medium length maceration on skins to extract colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine was matured in French oak barriques for six months and then in large oak barrels of 25 to 50 hectolitres for a further nine months.
The Classico district is the heart of Chianti, with vineyards around the market town of Greve, south of Florence. The Vicchiomaggio estate makes typical vibrant Classico Riserva, from the `Petri` vineyard, which is over 20 years old, producing low yields and excellent grape quality. It is a full bodied wine with good fresh black fruits, a touch of vanilla from oak ageing and a bittersweet finish.
A perfumed and elegant wine with a great structure and bouquet reminiscent of chocolate and walnuts. Opulent, with a wonderful complexity and a silky, lingering finish.
Serve at room temperature to accompany roast or grilled meats, game and Tuscan bean stew.
Sangiovese 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Canaiolo 5%
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