Chianti Classico

Magnum

2017
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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 very hot and dry year with high temperature peaks. Together with spring frosts, many wineries suffered dramatic loss in quantity. Castagnoli luckily avoided frost damage, due to the relatively high altitude of our vineyards. Despite one of the driest vintages of the last fifty years, the soil of Castagnoli, farmed organically since decades has produced very concentrated, fruity wines with lots of character.

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 Points: "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. 2019 - 2025"

Falstaff

91 Points: "Full and intensive ruby red with purple. Blackberry Nose with black currants, aramena cherry, underlaid with white pepper. Specific black currant in the mouth, excites with compact tannins, firm, long finish."

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