Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 'Agostino Petri', Castello Vicchiomaggio, Tuscany

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Producer
Castello Vicchiomaggio
Grape Varieties
Sangiovese
Optimum Drinking
Within 10 years
Wine Style
Opulent complex red
Alcohol by Volume
13.5%
Closure
Cork
Country
Italy
Style / Colour
Red

 

Tasting Note

Good structure and bouquet reminiscent of chocolate and walnuts. An opulent wine of great complexity with a silky and lingering finish.

Producer Note

The historical origins of Castello Vicchiomaggio can be traced back to the 5th century. The present owners, the Matta family, acquired the property in 1964 and restored it back to its former splendour. The estate, with 150 hectares, is one of the largest in the area, and of these, 32 hectares are dedicated to the vine. Castello Vicchiomaggio produces several styles of wine, from the traditional to the innovative. In order to achieve this, the estate has been carefully classified according to its soil type and exposure. All production and winemaking is supervised by John Matta. The hallmark of John's wines is elegance, perfumed, stylish and all with beautiful balance. These wines truly show off the Sangiovese grape at its best. Vicchiomaggio is consistently classified amongst Italy's top estates and John Matta has been named IWSC Italian Winemaker of the Year four times in the last 14 years.

Vineyard

The grapes are sourced from the Agostino Petri vineyard. The vines are trained on the cordon system and are grown in a marl and clay soil.

Winemaking

Fermentation took place in temperature controlled tanks with medium length maceration on skins. Matured in French oak barriques for six months and then in large oak barrels (25-50hl) for a further nine months.

Serving Suggestion

Serve at room temperature to accompany roast or grilled meats, game and Tuscan bean stews

Grape

Sangiovese 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%, Canaiolo 5%

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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