Castello di Verrazzano – Chianti Classico Riserva
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Castello di Verrazzano - Chianti Classico Riserva

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Located on a hilltop in the Greve, the heart of Chianti Classico, Verrazzano’s 220 acre estate includes 52 hectares of vineyards at altitudes between 280 and 400 meters above sea level, higher than average Chianti Classico vineyards. All the vineyards are in the vicinity of each others, forming one block fanning out from the forest limits down to the valley below, surrounding the castle. Though present in southern parts of the Classico area, limestone is unique to Verrazzano which is in the cooler, northern part of the zone. This singular combination of limestone soil and cooler growing conditions accounts for the wines’ muscularity and finesse. The estate is owned by the Cappellini family.

Organic. 95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo. 14% - Hand harvested. Indigenous yeasts. Vinified in stainless steel tanks. Aged 18 months in large French oak barrels.

Full bodied and savory, this has aromas of fruitcake, pipe tobacco, new leather and blue flower. Made with organically grown grapes, the chewy, rounded palate doles out juicy black cherry, baked plum and licorice framed in velvety tannins.
 
The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva hits the palate with a burst of wild cherry, game, smoke, tobacco, worn-in leather, licorice and dried herbs. A wine of pure intensity and structure, the 2016 is marked by a real feeling of unrestrained intensity.
 

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Country Italy
Sub-Category: Chianti
Market BC
Product Category: Red wine
Producer: Castello di Verrazzano
SKU BC: 846264
Case format: 12 bottles
Volume: 750ml
Accolades: 93 WE, 92 Vinous

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