Castello Vicchiomaggio Agostino Petri Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

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Castello Vicchiomaggio Agostino Petri Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Castello Vicchiomaggio

Tasting notes - A perfumed and elegant wine, with a developed nose of ripe fruit and sweet spices; reminiscent of chocolate, strawberry praline and candied cherry. Opulent and rounded with soft tannins on the palate, harmoniously balanced and extremely long, silky finish. 

 

Castello Vicchiomaggio Agostino Petri Chianti Classico Riserva 2018

An opulent and elegant wine, well textured with savoury
cherry hints enhanced by cedar and chocolate notes
and culminating in a smooth and velvety finish.
Producer Note
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.
Vineyard
The grapes are sourced from the Agostino Petri vineyard, located in the heart of the
Chianti Classico region. It sits at an altitude of 255 to 265 metres above sea level.
Planted at a density of 5,600 vines per hectare, the vines are pruned according to the
single Guyot method which ensures low yields of approximately 40 hectolitres per
hectare. 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 grape. The vineyard is managed
sustainably.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested by hand at optimal maturity and carefully sorted.
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks of 50 hectolitres,
with a minimum of 15 days’ maceration on the skins to extract colour, flavour and fine
tannins. The wine was matured initially in French oak second use barriques (previously
used for La Prima Gran Selezione); and then in large oak barrels of 25 to 50 hectolitres
lasting 18 months in total. The wine was then cellared in bottle for a further four to six
months prior to release.
Tasting Note
A perfumed and elegant wine, showing aromas of dark cherry and violet
complemented by a touch of cedar. Opulent, with elegant tannins enveloping the
layers of fruit through to a smooth and velvety finish.
Grape
Sangiovese 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

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