CASALFERRO 1999

TOSCANA IGT

GRAPE VARIETY

Sangiovese 75%, Merlot 25%

FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE

33° C – Maceration period: 18 days for Sangiovese, 16 for Merlot

AGEING

18 months in barriques – Bottle ageing: 4 months

BOTTLING DATE

June 2001

Vintage Awards
Gambero Rosso 2002
AIS 2002
Wine Spectator 2002 90/100
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
138,000 bottles

Growing Season

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.

Tasting Notes

Great elegance supported by aromas that are reminiscent of viola and plums and a well-structured body with soft tannins.