Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Castello di Cacchiano

Pronunciation
CAH-ch-eano KEY-anti
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Castello di Cacchiano
Region
Toscana
Oenologist
Cacchiano

Overview

The Castello was built by the Firidolfis in the 10th century and together with Brolio, Meleto and Vicchiomaggio it served in a chain to repel the attacks of Siena against the Republic of Florence. Now Cacchiano produces fine classically styled wines of the zone. Their vineyards have fantastic positioning and the estate is a real gem on the Chiantigiana or Chiantishire.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
Sangiovese (90%), Merlot (5%) and Malvasia Nera (5%)
Vinification
33 months, small casks, barriques and tonneaux all made with French Oak (Allier)
Aging
2 years in small French Alliers oak barrels
Alcohol
14%
| Appearance
Ruby red with garnet hues
| Aroma
Cherry and prune, followed by more complex aromas such as polished saddle leather and cigar box, all in excellent balance
| Taste
Velvety and soft, almost genteel. In mid-palate it expands vigorously yet elegantly, showing its true purebred personality with a powerful structure
| Serving Suggestions
Ragu of wild boar with polenta, ragu of game over pasta

Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Suggested Retail:
$51.00
CSPC#:
703109
Available Sizes:
750ml