Rocca di Castagnoli Fattoria di Scannano Chianti (750ml)
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With estates in Maremma (Magliano), Sicily (Ispica), and Chianti Classico- Rocca di Castagnoli is part of the larger Tenute Cali family of wineries. Purchased in 1981, and first belonging to the Tempi family, the estate is one of the most ancient in the Chianti Classico region, dating back to the 18th century. The winery itself has also been considered somewhat of an economic driving force for the village it surrounds, with a visit from Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo in 1773, who praised the estates excellent land management, maintenance, and innovation. Spanning some 850 ha with elevation ranging as high as 860m to 380m above sea level, 92 ha are dedicated to vines with Sangiovese being the primary grape cultivated. They farm organically.
This is a light Chianti DOCG has lots of bright red currant and herbal notes. Lively acidity and a bit rustic in style; would be great with a plate of pasta with crushed tomatoes and basil and a good drizzle of freshly pressed extra virgin olive oil.
From the Sienese hills, in the Rapolano thermal area in the province of Siena. Made from organically grown 90% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo. Fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 4 months before a light filtration, bottling and a further 3 months ageing before release.
Fattoria di Scannano Rocca di Castagnoli DOCG Chianti is classic blend of Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo. Besides the really long name it has classic Chianti aromas of cherry, leather and spice. The palate reveals more savoury notes, refreshing acidity and bright fruit.