Castello di Bossi Berardo Riserva 2015

The Castello di Bossi estate is located in the commune of Castelnuovo Berardenga in the southernmost tip of the Chianti Classico zone. Berardo is a shortened way of saying, "it comes from Berardenga."  Areas further south in Chianti Classico tend to produce rounder, fuller versions of Chianti and this wine is a perfect example of this rich elegance.

Tasting Notes

This riserva has a luminous ruby red color. Appealing aromas of dark cherries, plums, sweet spice, violets, vanilla and hints of dark chocolate and menthol emerge on the nose. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied but smooth with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Tannins are well integrated with the alcohol, and lead to a subtly sweet, silky finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with Korean short ribs, ragù sauces, gnocchi with roasted rabbit, and beef negimaki. 

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Chianti Classico DOCG
Vineyard name
The Berardo vineyard
Vineyard size
88 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,155 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
1.6 tons
Exposure
Southern
Harvest time
September-October
First vintage of this wine
1994
Bottles produced of this wine
50,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sangiovese
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
84-90 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
2-25
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques and Casks
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
225 L and 50 HL
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
18-24 months

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