2020 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico
This Chianti Classico Rocca di Castagnoli is a wine with excellent complexity and structure. The wine shows a beautiful purple-red to red color in the glass. In the nose pleasant aromas of cherry scent, combined with spiciness, violets and almond. On the palate, this Chianti is very juicy with nice acidity and ripe, lively tannins, which also provide good harmony in the long aftertaste. This wine is made from 90% Sangiovese grapes and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino. The grapes come from the 63 ha. counting plots located around the medieval fortress in the village after which the winery is named. Soil type varies from areas rich in Macigno del Chianti and other sandstones to soils mainly composed of Alberese, limestone areas and schistose argillites, mainly 'Galestro'.
After picking in October, the wine ages for at least 1 year in the typical Chianti barrels and an additional 3 months in steel, after which the wine matures for another 6 months in the bottle
Winery Rocca di Castagnoli has been very closely involved in the selection of the best Sangiovese clone for Chianti Classico. They make pure wines, with an emphasis on terroir, owned by Calogero Calì. He has owned Rocca di Castagnoli since 1981 and has since acquired four other wine companies, including Poggio Maestrino. He employs an impressive team of winemakers and grape growers, led by Daniele Pagni, to get the wines from all companies the way he wants them. The end result is never a megalomaniac and expensive blockbuster, but rather a digestible and elegant wine for a decent price.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Rocca di Castagnoli|
|Grape||Canaiolo, Colorino, Sangiovese|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Dry, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch|