CASALFERRO 1995

TOSCANA IGT

GRAPE VARIETY

Sangiovese

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

33°C – 35° C. – Maceration period: 18 days

AGEING

18 months in barriques – Bottle ageing: 6 months

BOTTLING DATE

June 1997

Vintage Awards
Gambero Rosso 1998
Wine Spectator 88/100
Information

Casalferro is a wine with a modern approach evidencing the Ricasoli Barons’ role as innovators in wine growing. The wine exalts the features of the Sangiovese in combination with Merlot and its long lineage.

PRODUCTION AREA
Gaiole in Chianti

The grapes come from vineyards set 350 – 400 meters above sea level, mainly from the vineyard of the same name with southwest exposure, with a predominance of calcareous sandstone and Alberese stone.

PRODUCTION
98,000 bottles

Growing Season

One of the best harvests of recent years despite having a completely unusual development in the crucial stage. Repeated rains during September caused fear of a completely compromised harvest, but September was followed by an exceptional October. The grapes harvested in this second phase were perfectly mature and healthy and created fine wines with a rich polyphenol structure.

Tasting Notes

“Casalferro 1995 is the best monovarietal Sangiovese in its vintage” according to the “Vini d’Italia” guide from Gambero Rosso – Slow Food, which awarded it three glasses for the first time.