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Castello dei Rampolla
Chianti Classico DOCG
Toscana

Chianti Classico comes from the region situated between the cities of Florence and Siena. The specification “Classico” refers to the most ancient area of production of the Chianti region. This Chianti Classico embodies the intensity and freshness of the territory. The austere elegance of Sangiovese is enhanced by the addition of variable percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The result is a wine, which is fresh, but also intense, fruity, full bodied and balanced. It has a good acidity and a lingering taste.


Owner: Maurizia and Luca Di Napoli
Winemaker: Maurizia di Napoli
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 90% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot

Vineyard Location: Panzano
Orientation: South - South east - South west
Elevation: 380 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2002- 2004
Trellising: Guyot and spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 6,500/Ha
Soil: Marl

Vinification
Manual harvest of fields that have undergone no chemical treatment. The harvest follows the lunar calendar. Maceration on the skins for 30 days. Alcoholic fermentation in concrete vats (7 days at 28-30 °C).

Aging Process
15 months in French oak barriques (no toast/medium toast), oak barrels of 12 Hl and tonneaux of 500 L. 3 montsh in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright ruby
Bouquet: The bouquet on the nose is intense, with rich cherry and red berry aromas and leafy undertones
Flavor: On the palate it is silky, balanced, with medium body, refined tanning and a long flavorful finish of blackberry and chocolate
Pairings: Ideal with red grilled meat, like Bistecca Fiorentina, and semi to well-aged cheeses.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 57-62°F
Production: 35,000 bts