Chianti 2020 Docg Castiglioni - Frescobaldi


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Il Frescobaldi Chianti, is produced in the estate of Castiglioni, located on the rolling hills of Val di Pesa and characterized by a mild climate and fresh soils and with a rich wine history behind it. Castiglioni has been owned by the Frescobaldi family sinceXI century and point of origin of the winemaking history of the family whose sources date back to 1304 Thanks to a document which records one exchange packaged Michelangelo Buonarroti di wine to artwork. Historically one of the oldest wineries in Italy also benefits from an appreciation of wines both nationally and internationally, especially the historical exports with the papal and English courts. Today the estate has one double vocation: on one side to maintain la history wine that distinguishes it with the cultivation of native vines such as Sangiovese, on the other hand it is exalted as symbol di vanguard in the production of wine thanks to the morphological characteristics of the territory, suitable for giving life to more modern wines but always great structure.

Le morphological characteristics of the soil, rich in clay and with a considerable water retention, allow the grapes to ripen in a way balanced and to reflect softness and a strong and well-defined character in wines such as Frescobaldi Chianti Castiglioni. With a predominance of Sangiovese and a small amount of Merlot it is fermented in stainless steel and subsequently aged for 6 months in vats and one month in the bottle before being marketed. Intense ruby ​​red with purple hues on the nail. Fruity notes of small red berries such as blackberry, currant, raspberry and strawberry prevail on the nose. In the mouth it is warm and soft, with good acidity and excellent balance. The tannins are fine and well blended in the structure and the finish is long and harmonious with a decidedly fruity aftertaste.

Your name Frescobaldi Chianti Castiglioni 2020
Type Still red
DOCG Chianti
Year 2020
Group 0,75 l Standard
Region Tuscany
Vines 10% Merlot, 90% Sangiovese
Location The Chianti area in which the Tenuta di Castiglioni is located
Weather The microclimate of Castiglioni, hot and dry, and the vineyards, completely renovated starting from the 90s and planted at high density, allow to produce wines with marked hints of red berry fruit, typical of this area.
Soil composition Clay, medium texture.
Breeding system Spurred cordon and guyot.
N. plants per hectare 5500
harvest Sangiovese: October, Merlot: September.
Fermentation temperature 25 ° C
Fermentation period 10 days.
winemaking Fermentation containers: steel. Times of maceration: 10 days. Malolactic fermentation: Immediately after the alcoholic one.
Refinement 6 months with micro-oxygenation and one month in the bottle.
Grado alcohol 13,00% by volume
pairing Savory dishes such as pappardelle with meat sauce, but also roast chicken, strips of beef with vegetables and some semi-aged cheese.
Other Thanks to the excellent microclimate of the area, Chianti Castiglioni reflects the characteristics of terroir which represents and is a wine soft, pleasantly fruity and with a strong and well defined character.

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