Castello Vicchiomaggio San Jacopo Chianti Classico 2019

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Castello Vicchiomaggio San Jacopo Chianti Classico 2019

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. 

Castello Vicchiomaggio San Jacopo Chianti Classico 2019

Smooth and elegant, a lovely expression of Chianti with
red cherry and cranberry fruits through to a rounded
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 vineyards are located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region and sit at an
altitude of 255 to 265 metres above sea level. The Chianti Classico area is
characterised by a Mediterranean climate and the soil, which is called "Galestro”, is
rich in clay and large stones. The soils in this vineyard 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. 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 52 hectolitres per hectare. Particular attention is paid to the direction
in which the vines are planted; they are all south-facing, ensuring maximum
exposure to the sun throughout the day. Harvesting takes place by hand between
mid-September and mid-October, once the grapes have reached optimum
maturity.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully selected. Fermentation took place in stainless steel
temperature-controlled vats for a period of eight to 10 days with daily pumping-over,
to ensure the desired level of extraction of colour, flavour and fine tannins. The wine
was then matured for six months in large oak barrels of 25 to 50 hectolitres before
being released between 12 and 24 months after the vintage.


Tasting Note
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.


Grape
Sangiovese 100%

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