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The vineyard Arcobaleno (Italian for rainbow) got its name through its unique bending shape. Planted at a time when Syrah was rarely grown in Tuscany, these old vines produce a very unique type of Syrah. Powerful, elegant and structured.

Certified organic IT BIO 006

Maturation & Refinement

Aged for 19 months in French oak tonneaux



Form of Growing



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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After an absence for over 80 years in Chianti, Syrah experienced a renaisance in the 1980s. It brings colour and structure to Sangiovese and has therefore been widely used in Chianti Classico wines. At Castagnoli we only produce single-grape wines to bring out their truest expression, the same goes for our Arcobaleno.