Chianti Classico DOCG 2016

Located in the Chianti Classico commune of Castellina, this Castellare offering is comprised primarily of the local Sangiovese grape, Sangioveto.  Research begun in the late 1970s allowed Castellare to isolate this clone and enabled the winery to make this very unique style of a Tuscan classic.

Tasting Notes

A bright ruby red in color, this Chianti Classico shows well-integrated aromas of tart red cherries, tobacco, sunbaked earth, and a hint of cedar spice.  On the palate, firm structure and refreshing acidity make it a very versatile food wine.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with lasagna, ragù sauces, roasted rabbit, or braised veal shank.

Production Info
Vineyard size
43 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
1,450 feet
Vines/acre
2,220
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1985
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1982
Bottles produced of this wine
100,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
95% Sangioveto and 5% Canaiolo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14 days
Fermentation temperature
79 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
7
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Tonneaux
Length of bottle aging
7 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
14 months

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