Salita

Double Magnum

2015
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Our Salita in a 3 Liter Double Magnum Format.

Salita originates solely from our most precious vineyard, our Grand Cru. The fifteen highest terraces leading up to the winery fit only one to three rows of Sangiovese bush vines and produce a very unique expression of Castagnoli's land.

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.

Vintage

A very warm and consistent year, leading to a quick and complete ripeness of the fruits. Considered one of the best vintages of the decade. Warm temperatures in the summer months produced rich and intense grapes. The wines of 2015 are very fruity and structured.

Salita is our truest and most unique representation of Sangiovese in Castagnoli. Olive trees grow together with the Salita alberello bush vines, like it has been traditionally done in Tuscany for centuries. At the highest elevation of Castagnoli at 450 meters above sea level, the vines produce fascinating complexity and character.

James Suckling

92 Points: "Aromas of spiced, ripe red and dark fruit with a silky, spicy assembly of smooth fruit flesh. This, together with plenty of spiced berry flavors, leads to a very silky, succulent and richly flavored finish. Drink or hold."

Falstaff

90 Points: "Sparkling Ruby. Hearty nose, ripe cherries, rum pot, spices, orange peel. Very full mouthfeel, ripe fruit, rich, certain freshness, hearty tannins give strong pressure, tender post-drying"

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