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Castello di Volpaia 2017
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Castello di Volpaia
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Year: 2017

A record year for heat and drought throughout the growing season. This condition presented extremes which began early bud break in the vineyard followed by a spring frost over late April. The frost effected the lower portions of the Volpaia estate. Spring and summer months were dry with higher than average temperatures. Rainfall in mid-September helped the grapes achieve complete ripeness of tannins and other phenolic compounds despite low yields.

color:medium intensity ruby ​​red, with slight garnet reflections.
perfume:elegant and intense, with evident notes of spices fused with fruity scents.
taste:good structure with evident tannins and great persistence.
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3 bicchieri
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It has been the first Chianti Classico ever to be ranked among the TOP 3 wines in the world by the renown Wine Spectator magazine.
Orientation of the vineyard
Orientation: Southwest-Southeast
Altitude: 1,538-1,899 FASL
Size of the vines
Area: n/d
Density: 2,200 vines/ac
Vines and occupied area
100% Sangiovese
Type of attachment of the vine
Vineyard's attaching: Guyot
Soil type by vine
Ground: Sandstone
History of wine

Riserva is the best representation of the tradition.
An iconic wine that the Mascheroni Stianti family have been producing since 1967, when only very few producers used to produce a Chianti Classico Riserva. It’s produced with 100% of Sangiovese coming from some of the highest vineyards of the Chianti. The unique microclimate and the soil composition of “macigno Toscano” donate to this Sangiovese some of its outstanding complexity and elegance.