Sangiovese 75%, Merlot 25%
33° C – Maceration period: 18 days for Sangiovese, 16 for Merlot
18 months in barriques – Bottle ageing: 4 months
|Gambero Rosso 2002|
|Wine Spectator 2002||90/100|
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.
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.
A spring with mild temperatures and rainy spells saw the reawakening of the vines at the beginning of April followed by regular plant growth. In June and July, temperatures were slightly below average, leading to the veraison in early August. An August with some very high temperatures, attenuated by various rains, and then a sunny September led to an early ripening of the grapes.
Great elegance supported by aromas that are reminiscent of viola and plums and a well-structured body with soft tannins.