2021 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Rocca di Castagnoli
Vintage 2021
Grape Canaiolo Colorino Sangiovese
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2022 - 2028
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This Chianti Classico Rocca di Castagnoli is a wine with excellent complexity and structure. The wine appears beautiful purple-red to red in color in the glass. Pleasant aromas of cherry scent in the nose, combined with spiciness, violets and almond. On the palate, this Chianti is very juicy with beautiful acidity and ripe, lively tannins that provide good harmony, even 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. The soil type varies from patches rich in Macigno del Chianti and other sandstones to soils composed mainly of Alberese, limestone areas and schistose argillites, mainly 'Galestro'.

After harvest in October, the wine ages for at least 1 year in typical Chianti barrels and an additional 3 months in steel, after which the wine continues to mature in the bottle for another 6 months.

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, with owner 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 the 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.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Toscana
Winery Rocca di Castagnoli
Grape Canaiolo, Colorino, Sangiovese
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 90
James Suckling rating 91
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dry, Aged on wood, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch
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