The wine is aged for an additional 24 months in bottle. A deep and ruby red, the wine offers aromas of ripe berries, vanilla and sweet red spices. Layered flavors culminate in a silky finish.
When Riccardo Falchini bought Casale-Falchini in 1964, he was simply following in his family’s footsteps – his predecessors had made wine for Cosimo de’ Medici. The estate is located just outside the walled city of San Gimignano in Tuscany and is blessed with superior terroir. The soils are composed of sandy yellow clay and Pliocene fossils. The lime from these fossils acts as nourishment and also helps retain water. In 1976, when Riccardo built a new winery, he was amongst the first to use cold processing and state-of-theart, temperature control equipment for fermentation. Today, Falchini remains a leading producer of the region’s best known wine, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, which comprises 60% of the estate’s production. After Riccardo’s death in 2010, his sons Michael and Christopher along with consulting enologist Giacomo Tachis (the winemaker behind Tignanello, Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Solaia) continue to enhance the Falchini reputation for fine wines.
|Wine maker notes
|Estate bottled, 98% Cabernet Sauvignon. Hand selected grapes from the best bunches of the Camporaiolo vineyard.
Controlled temperature fermentation with frequent "rimontaggi" in stainless steel.
Aging in barriques for about 24 months and another 24 months refining in the bottle before release.
Can be cellared for 10 to 15 years.
Falchini’s big award winner: among the numerous international awards are the Gold Medal and Super Tuscan Champion of the Beverage Testing Institute and the Grand Gold Medal winner for top in its class at Vinitaly.
|(95% Cabernet Sauvignon/5% Merlot). The best fruit from the Camporaiolo vineyard is hand-picked, fermented and aged in small French oak barriques (40% new) for 20-24 months.
|Suitable with all roast meat dishes and heavy sauces. A typical Tuscan dish would be "cinghiale in umido", a wild boar dish or "pecorino toscano piccante", sharp Tuscan pecorino cheese.