Chianti Classico

Magnum

2016
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Our Chianti Classico in a 1,5 Liter Magnum Format.

100% Sangiovese, carefully blended from the different crus of Castagnoli. Each year we analyse the fruit that each parcel has produced to create a balanced, complex Chianti Classico that can be enjoyed immediately and offers a pleasant drinkability.

Maturation & Refinement

2/3 in 5 hektoliter Tonneaux and 1/3 in Austrian and Slovenian 20 hektoliter oak barrels 

Vineyards

Cuvee of our 19 cru

Form of Growing

Alberello & Guyot

Vinification

Grapes are picked by hand in small boxes. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous with natural yeasts 1 ton tubs and steel tanks. Extraction of colour and tannins is facilitated by hand-punching down, pumping over, and deléstage. Malolactic fermentation occurs in oak.



Vintage

A cool spring, warm summer and cold fall caused the fruits to ripen slowly and evenly. Harvest conditions were ideal. The wines of 2016 are very complex: Richness and depth, combined with freshness.

Sangiovese, long misunderstood and blended with other grape varieties, has only been vinified on its own for a few decades. The greatness and potential of Sangiovese is fascinating. Similarly to Pinot Noir, it is very difficult to grow and vinify, as well as incredibly sensitive to the location it is grown in. Although the vineyards at Castagnoli are very close together, the fruit that they produce can show remarkable differences. Therefore, we divided our eleven hectares of vineyards into 19 different parcels, which we harvest, ferment and vinify separately. Each vintage, this allows us to create a Chianti Classico that best represents Castagnoli's land and the year it was produced.

Jancis Robinson

17,5 Points: Mid crimson. Deep aroma that is sweet-and-sour cherry and classic Sangiovese. This is gorgeous, rounded, fresh, fragrant on the palate. Juicy, fresh and all in perfect proportion. 2019 - 2030

Jancis Robinson

17,5 Points: "Mid crimson. Subtle yet alluring strawberry and sour cherry nose. Gorgeous racy, tangy cherry palate with fine, clinging tannins. Super-elegant and like a cool-climate wine. Burgundian style. 2018 - 2024"

Falstaff

92 Points: "Sparkling ruby with brightening edge. Very intense and appealing nose, lots of ripe cherry, a little bit of blood orange. Very juicy and clear in the mouth, unfolding into lots of fine tannis, nice drinking flow"

James Suckling

91 Points: "Sweet, spiced earth and ripe red and dark cherries here. The palate has a very fleshy, juicy feel with attractive, chewy, dark-fruit tannins. Drink or hold."

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