Chianti

Varietals: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo


Vintage: 2017

DOCG – Chianti, Italy
Winemaker: Sabino Russo
Winery: Castellani

DESCRIPTION

So retro, it’s new! The traditional “fiasco” bottle is due a come-back and this benchmark Chianti, from leading producer Castellani is as delicious as it is a visual treat. “Cima Goccia” means “Top Drop” inspired by the shape of the bottle!

TASTING NOTES

Ruby-red with purple hues, this Chianti has a typically intensely fruity nose with hints of violets. The wine is dry and smooth, with bright, zesty notes of cherry and berry fruit.

FOOD MATCH

Ideal with veal, pastas, especially those with tomato-based sauces and cheeses.

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

From rolling Tuscan vineyards with vines planted around 15 years ago, harvest is by hand mid-September to mid-October. After destemming, the grapes are crushed and the juice fermented for 10 days in stainless steel at a controlled 24-26°C. The wine completes a malolactic fermentation and has some lees contact to add to aromas and richness of flavours.

PRESS/AWARDS

Commended – International Wine Challenge 2017 (2016 Vintage)

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Ciliegiolo
Alc: 12%
RS: 2.5 G/L
PH: 3.4
Malolactic: Yes

GOVERNO

Varietals: SangiovesE, CILIEGIOLO, MERLOT


Vintage: 2017

TOSCANA IGT
Winemaker: Sabino Russo
Winery: Castellani

DESCRIPTION

Tuscan alternative to Ripasso from leading producer, Castellani, is as delicious as it is a visual treat – colourful, with retro styling to stand out from the crowd on shelf. “Cima Goccia” means “Top Drop” reflecting the appealing quality of the wine!

TASTING NOTES

Intense ruby-red, this Governo has a typically bold fruity nose with aromas of cherries and raspberries and dried fruit. The wine is dry with balanced levels of residual sugar and silky soft tannins.

FOOD MATCH

Delicious with rich pasta dishes, mature cheeses and grilled red meats. Serve at room temperature.

 

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

Premium Tuscan wine blended from selected Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo and Merlot grapes, made in traditional Governo method: perfectly ripe grapes are harvested and processed in soft presses; fermentation at controlled temperatures and prolonged maceration with the skins.

Ciliegiolo grapes are harvested after they dried on the vines to concentrate the natural sugars, then pressed and added to the fermented wine in order to make it softer, richer in colour and more structured.

 

TECHNICAL DATA

Varietal: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Cilielgiolo, 10% Merlot
Alc: 14%
RS: 12 G/L
Malolactic: Yes

Close Menu