A very refined and delicious Chianti - bright cherry and raspberry fruit which had depth and dark fruit and spicy polished wood notes too. Good acidity makes this instantly juicy and sappy and supple-textured. Very refined and long. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 L&S (Nov 2020)
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Castellina in Chianti. 100% Sangiovese. Mid crimson. Concentrated spice and cherry nose with real depth. Succulent and juicy and concentrated all at the same time. Plenty of chewy tannins and tangy fruit on the finish. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025 Rating: 17 Walter Speller, www.jancisrobinson.com(Nov 2019)
Our Chianti Classico has a purple colour and features an intense cherry and raspberry nose. It is characterized by red fruits and a fresh acidity, as well as long and fine tannins.
The grapes used for the production of the Chianti Classico come from the freshest soils, which is reflected in wine and allows for early drinking.Winemaker's notes(Nov 2018)
The first mention of Castagnoli was as early as the year 979, when it was an abbey. Centuries later it became the home of a noble Florentine family. The name recalls the previous existence of a chestnut forest.
The wines produced here are a true reflection of the hard work that has been undertaken by the current owners, the Shefernacker family, who are also wine producers in Württemberg. They have been pioneering in the appellation with their dedication to biodynamic cultivation. Today the estate extends to 13.5 hectares of vineyards and olive trees, planted on soils with a mix of galestro, loam, limestone and schist.
The vineyard was planted from 1978, and they decided to make narrow stone terraces on a steep south and south-westerly-facing slope. The Sangiovese vines were planted each supported by one stake, like the albarelli of Etna. The current generation may rue this choice as these terraces and the way of training the vines both entail an enormous amount of manual work. However, the quality of the 'Terrazze' Riserva is indisputable.
The cool, high terrain gives elegant, long-ripened Sangiovese, and although they have experimented with other varieties, it is this which really shines here.
An Italian Christmas or Natale is definitely something worth exploring and this case covers the length and breadth of this incredible country.
With fizz from Lombardy, tip top Nebbiolo from both Barolo and Barbaresco, Sangiovese from Chianti and Brunello and the stunning Nerello Mascalese from the slopes of Etna in Sicily, there is plenty to keep you royally entertained.
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