Colour: Ruby red.
Bouquet: Vinous and fruity, pleasantly intense.
Taste: Soft with medium body, slightly dry.
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Wine maker notes
This wine reflects the character of the 2 most famous indigenous tuscan grapes.Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel during 10 days with daily pressings and pumping over. The wine is aged for minimum 7 months in French barriques and ages further in bottle.
Recommended with any savoury meal, mainly meat based dishes and salami. Serving temperature 15°-18° C.
The Castelvecchio farm is in San Pancrazio in the municipality of San Casciano Val di Pesa, 20 km from Florence, in Chianti DOCG-Denomination controlled and guarantee as production area properly as Chianti Colli Fiorentini –Florentine hills. The condition of the soil is Pliocene in origin. It is characterized mainly by a kind of pebbly limestone rich in marl, and by sandstone, which offer a good agronomic fertility and basic freshness.
Since 1960 the farm has 73 hectares of land, 30 of which are vineyards, and 15 olive groves. As since 1995 18 hectares of new specialised vineyards have been replanted, as they are almost located on hillsides: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot grapes with south-eastern exposure ,while on the north-west facing slopes the Canaiolo nero, Merlot, Trebbiano and Malvasia del Chianti are grown. The wine cellars, situated beneath the villa, have steel vats for the vinification process, oak casks for ageing and an ideal atmosphere for refining wines. The quality of wines derives mostly from the excellent grapes that arrive in the cellar, obtained through passion and continuous care for our vineyards as a guarantee for an exclusive product. The production line aims to underline the character and originality of each wine.