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Castelvecchio Chianti 750ml 2008
Sku: 6744
This wine reflects the character of the 2 most famous indigenous tuscan grapes.Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel during 10 days with daily pressings and pumping over. ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Valpolicella
Grape Varietal: Corvina
Type: Still wine, Dessert
Reg. $12.99
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This wine reflects the character of the 2 most famous indigenous tuscan grapes.Fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel during 10 days with daily pressings and pumping over. The wine is aged 50% in concrete vats and 50% in barriques and ages further in bottle. This wine has Ruby red color with Vinous and fruity,pleasantly intense nose. The taste is Soft with medium body, slightly dry.
Technical notes
GRAPE VARIETES 75% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 5% Molinara

THE VINEYARD The hills of the Valpolicella Classico area 240 mt. a.s.l. South east exposure Soil: mostly calcareous and cretaceous

VITICULTURE Pergola Trentina training with about 3,000 vines per hectare Average age of productive vines: 27 years Buds to fruiting cane: 14/15 (bear in mind that usually the shoot’s first three buds only produce leaves, not fruit)

YIELD 28 Hl/Ha HARVEST Manual harvest carried out during the second fortnight in September

PROCESSES Natural drying of grapes in the loft with the loss of 50% of weight of bunch (for about 120 days)

VINIFICATION First fortnight in February De-stalking and crushing of the grapes Fermentation temperature: 15°-24°C Maceration time: 25 days Daily periodic pumping over Transferred into wood: May 00 Matured in oak: 14 months Matured in bottle for 14 months

ANALYTICAL DATA Total acidity: 6.70 g/l pH 3.75 Total dry extract: 41.20 g/l Degree of alcohol: 13.75% Residual sugars: 105 g/l Total SO2 120 mg/l Free SO2 19 mg/l


Food pairing
This is wine to meditate over. It is an excellent accompaniment to certain end of meal foods, such as cheeses, in particular mild gorgonzola. Traditionally this wine is drunk with dry sweets, such as shortbread, cantucci, “sbrisolona” (a traditional local sweet), but is also ideal with the whole range of tropical fruits. Serve at 14°C and open the bottle an hour before drinking.

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