Frescobaldi, Tenuta Castiglioni Chianti 2018

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    Sangiovese 100%

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    Francesca Pratesi

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Frescobaldi Tenuta Castiglioni Chianti 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

The nose is intensely fruity, with notes of cherry, redcurrant and blackberry alongside Mediterranean floral and spicy scents. The wine is lively and round with a rich, fulfilling palate

Production Notes

The grapes were harvested during the end of September and the beginning of October. Following a soft pressing, fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures below 30°C. Temperature controlled maceration lasted for 11 days under temperature controlled conditions, which was followed immediately by malolactic fermentation, softening the final wine. The wine was matured for six months in stainless steel preserving the purity of fruit.

Critics Reviews

James Suckling 89pts (2017) - Aromas of crushed cherries, lemons and blueberries. This young Chianti sits in the primary fruit territory. Full body, easy tannins and an attractive finish

Producer Profile

Tenuta di Castiglioni was the first estate cultivated by the Frescobaldi family, which has produced over 700 vintages. The family’s passion for wine in this area started in Castiglioni, along the road of the same name, which the ancient Romans built to link Rome to Tuscany. On the gentle hills of Val di Pesa, southwest of Florence, the combination of the terroir, the mild climate and the characteristic afternoon sea breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea is expressed in the Tenuta di Castiglioni wines which are structured, generous and show a rich, purity of fruit.