Castel de Paolis Campo Vecchio Rosso Lazio 2016

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Castel de Paolis Campo Vecchio Rosso Lazio 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Lazio

Grape Varieties - Cesanese 50%, Shiraz 50%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Castel De Paolis

Tasting notes - A silky smooth blend delivering vibrant notes of wild red berried fruit, layered with blackberry and delicious spicy notes. Harmoniously balanced, with sweet tannins, mineral tones and a hint of black pepper on the finish.

Castel de Paolis Campo Vecchio Rosso Lazio 2016

A silky smooth blend delivering vibrant notes of wild red
berried fruit, layered with black morello cherry and
delicious chocolate and balsamic flavours.
Producer Note
The undisputed champions of Frascati wine, the Santarelli family is almost singlehandedly responsible for transforming Frascati into a Titan of the volcanic wine
category. Their Frascati DOCG is a deserved winner of the Tre Bicchierri award and is
truly one of Italy’s great white wines. The first two hectares of the estate at Castel de
Paolis were acquired in 1974 by Giulio Santarelli and in 1977, Giulio started acquiring
further plots of land neighbouring the existing vineyard. Little by little, the estate grew to
its current size of just over 10 hectares, producing fresh, elegant and distinctive wines
from this outstanding volcanic terroir.
Vintage
The 2016 season was very dry, which kept the vineyards healthy. The summer saw
consistently dry and warm weather, with some intermittent rains which enabled the
grapes to achieve regular ripening and excellent maturity. The grapes were in almost
perfect condition when picked, resulting in an excellent vintage.
Vineyard
The vineyard is located on the volcanic hills South of Rome. The vineyards were
completely replanted during 1990 to 1992, at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare to
limit vigour, thus concentrating the flavours in the grapes. The 25-year old vines yield 80
quintals (8,000kg) per hectare. The vines are planted at an elevation of 300 metres
above sea level and are orientated towards the south-east to maximise sunlight
exposure. The linear rows of vines are cordon spur pruned, which suits the warm, dry
climate. The volcanic soils are layered with granular tuffs, which are rich in mineral
elements producing elegant and fresh wines with a distinctive character. This wine is a
blend of Shiraz and Cesanese, the latter is is considered by many to be one of Lazio's
most interesting grape varieties, producing deeply coloured wines with black fruit
characters and delicate earthy overtones. The hand-harvested grapes are picked at
optimal ripeness.
Winemaking
The fruit was tested from the beginning of August onwards to evaluate the acidity and
sugar levels. The grapes were hand-picked when they had reached the optimum
balance of these components and then kept cool. The bunches were 100%
destemmed, and the juice and skins were transferred to temperature controlled
stainless steel tanks for fermentation at 22°C. The skin remained in contact with the
must for 12 days, extracting colour, flavour and the desired level of tannins. The Shiraz
was aged in French oak barrels for one year, imparting subtle complexity, while the
Cesanese was matured in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit. The wines
were carefully blended to strike the perfect balance.
Tasting Note
A silky smooth blend delivering vibrant notes of wild red berried fruit, layered with
blackberry and delicious spicy notes. Harmoniously balanced, with sweet tannins,
mineral tones and a hint of black pepper on the finish.
Grape
Cesanese 50%, Shiraz 50%

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