Castello Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle More Toscana Rosso 2018

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Castello Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle More Toscana Rosso 2018

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, licorice, tobacco, aromatic herbs, and gentle hints of balsamic through to a long and caressing finish. Sophisticated Tuscan at its best. 


Castello Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle More Toscana Rosso 2018

Ultra smooth and velvety with opulent flavours of baked
sour cherry, liquorice and just a touch of spicy dark
chocolate, textured and sophisticated.
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 are supervised by John Matta. The hallmark of
John's wines are elegant, 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.
The grapes are carefully selected from the Ripa delle More vineyard, which is situated
at an altitude of 255 to 265 metres above sea level. The sustainably cultivated vines
exceed 20 years in age and are pruned according to the single Guyot method to
ensure low yields of approximately 42 hectolitres per hectare. The soil in this vineyard is
'Galestro', a rocky, schistous clay soil commonly found in most of Tuscany’s best
vineyards, with 30% heavy clay.
The grapes were harvested by hand at optimum maturity and carefully sorted.
Fermentation took place in small 50 hectolitre temperature-controlled stainless steel
tanks, to ensure maximum skin contact, lasting a period of 10 to 15 days. The wine was
matured in 225-litre French oak barriques for a period of 20 months, followed by
approximately seven months of cellaring in a bottle, prior to release.
Tasting Note
A stylish red showing an abundance of ripe plummy and blueberry fruit, enhanced by
hints of herbs and a delicate touch of mint. Rich, soft and opulent tannins lead to a
long, intense finish. Sophisticated Tuscan at its best.
Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Merlot 20%

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