Castello Vicchiomaggio La Prima Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018

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Castello Vicchiomaggio La Prima Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Tuscany

Grape Varieties - Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Castello Vicchiomaggio

Tasting notes - A complex bouquet showing aromas of red and black berried fruit, with hints of lemon, tobacco leaves, and a touch of toasted oak. Full, velvety, and complex flavours shine through on the sublimely smooth palate leading to a fresh and elegant finish.

Castello Vicchiomaggio La Prima Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2018

Full, velvety, and complex showing ripe red plum and oak
cedar notes, sublimely smooth and silky, elegant and
refined.
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 splendor. 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 and is cultivated sustainably. All production and winemaking are 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 among 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 sustainably cultivated vines are grown in La Prima vineyard where the soils are marl
and clay. Gran Selezione is a DOCG Chianti category and is produced exclusively with
grapes from single vineyards or selected from the estate's best-suited vineyards. In
addition to having stricter technical and organoleptic characteristics, Gran Selezione
wines can only be released to the market 30 months after the grape harvest, having
spent at least three months in bottles. These features place this at the summit of the
Chianti Classico quality pyramid.
Winemaking
Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled tanks, with regular pump-overs of
the cap to ensure the desired levels of aeration. The wine was matured in French oak
barriques for a period of 20 months, followed by one-year maturation in the bottle.
Tasting Note
A complex bouquet showing aromas of red and black berried fruit, with hints of lemon,
tobacco leaves, and a touch of toasted oak. Full, velvety, and complex flavors shine
through on the sublimely smooth palate leading to a fresh and elegant finish.
Grape
Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 10%

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