Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva (750ml)
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With records that date back to 1408, Villa Cafaggio’s estate was then referred to as “Cahago,” which means “enclosed, cultivated field.” Later in the fifteenth century, there was evidence to suggest that the property was owned by Benedictine monks of Siena. After the monks, the property would have many owners (most notably, the famous Niccolini family of Florence) but one of the more intriguing owners would be the Florentine Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova; it was believed that various fruits and vegetables were farmed during their time of ownership, along with the cultivation and production of grapes for wine and olives for oil. The land would eventually be purchased by the Farkas family in the 1860s and in 1967, the proprietors decided to renovate the wine cellars as well as replant the vineyards and olive groves.
In present day, Villa Cafaggio covers approximately 60 ha, 30 ha dedicated to vineyards and 3 ha for olive groves- the rest of the property is entirely woodlands. Nestled in “Conca d’Oro,” which means “golden basin,” this area is known as one of the best for producing Chianti Classico. Owned, operated, and managed by La-Vis Group, a financial holding company from Trento, they produce four Chianti Classico wines and two “cru” wines; Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, respectfully.
In the glass, an intense ruby red colour. The bouquet is dominated by mature fruity notes, reminiscent of black bilberries. It has a full, concentrated and intense flavour. On the palate, there is a very pleasant flavour of mature cherries, which lingers for a long time, with sweet tannins that blend in perfectly with the structure of the wine.