Castello Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle More Toscana Rosso 2015
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £141.04
Country - Italy
Region - Tuscany
Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%
Alcohol by volume - 14%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Castello Vicchiomaggio
Tasting notes - A full bodied and elegant red with an abundance of sweet red fruits, liquorice, tobacco, aromatic herbs and gentle hints of balsamic through to a long and caressing finish. Sophisticated Tuscan at its best.
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Ultra smooth and velvety with opulent flavours of baked sour cherry and just a touch of spicy dark chocolate, textured and sophisticated.
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 Chianti Classico region experienced a balanced climate during the 2015 vintage. Warm weather in spring allowed the buds to flower evenly. This was followed by fantastic weather conditions during the growing season, warm, sunny days with low rainfall were balanced by cooler nights, enabling the grapes to reach excellent maturity levels in a healthy condition and with concentrated flavours. 2015 is considered a very good vintage.
The grapes are carefully selected from the Ripa delle More vineyard. The sustainably cultivated vines exceed 20 years in age and are pruned according to strict requirements to guarantee a very low yield. The soil in this vineyard is Galestro and Argilla.
The grapes were carefully sorted and then fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks, preserving the aromatics and varietal characteristics of the berries. The wine was matured in French oak barriques for a period of 18 months, followed by one year in bottle.
A full bodied and elegant red with an abundance of sweet red fruits, liquorice, tobacco, aromatic herbs and gentle hints of balsamic through to a long and caressing finish. Sophisticated Tuscan at its best.
Classic roast beef with all the trimmings or rich pasta dishes.
Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%
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