Salita

Sangiovese IGT

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Salita nasce esclusivamente dal nostro vigneto più pregiato, il nostro Grand Cru. I quindici terrazzi più alti che conducono alla cantina ospitano solo da uno a tre filari di viti a cespuglio di Sangiovese e producono un'espressione davvero unica della terra di Castagnoli.

Maturation & Refinement

Aged for 24 months in French Oak Barriques and refined in bottle for a minimum of seven months before release.

Vineyards

Our Grand Cru: Salita

Form of Growing

Alberello

Vinification

Grapes are picked by hand in small boxes. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous with natural yeasts in 1 ton vats. The extraction of color and tannins is facilitaed by punching down. Maceration of skins is occuring very delicately: Berries are falling from the destemmer directly into the vats without passing through a pump or tubes, hence remaining intact and crush solely due to the weight of berries themselves. Malolactic fermentation takes place in neutral barriques.

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Salita è la nostra rappresentazione più vera e unica del Sangiovese a Castagnoli. Gli ulivi crescono insieme alla vite di alberello Salita , come si fa tradizionalmente in Toscana da secoli. Alla quota più alta di Castagnoli a 450 metri sul livello del mare, le viti producono complessità e carattere affascinanti.

James Suckling

92 Points: "Attractively fresh and juicy red cherry aromas lead to a palate that has a very smooth, supple and elegant core of fresh, juicy tannins. Drink or hold."

Falstaff

91 Points: "Shining ruby red. In the nose, emphatically elegant woody spice, of vanilla, blackberries, reminiscent of light caramel, followed by dried violet leaf in the aftertaste. Appears with a juicy nerve on the palate, present, non-invasive wood, dark berry fruit rounds off the finale."

Touring Club Italia

Crown and four stars