Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 – Castello Il Palagio
We produce our Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 only with our best grapes destined for the famous Black Rooster wine.
The grapes come mainly from the vineyards located around the winery and Pieve di Santo Stefano a Campòli. The hills havean average altitude of 350 meters above sea level.
Our vineyards have an average age of 10-15 years. They are made up of a percentage of 90% of Sangiovese, plus 10% is made up of: Colorino; Merlot; Malvasia Nera.
The Sangiovese grapes are mostly sparse and medium-sized clones.
We have a density of 6000 vines per hectare, with a maximum yield of 1,200 kg of grapes per plant.
The soils that host the vineyards that produce our Chianti Classico Riserva are mainly composed by: a shield of clayey shale (galestri); with insertions of alberese (calcaric stones) ; fine limestone sandstones. All characteristics suitable for wines that require long aging.
From 2009 , we decided no longer used any herbicide! We dream land that is full of life with earthworms under the soil, bees, bumblebees, butterflies and ladybugs above.
Organoleptic characteristics and food pairing
Its color is a lively ruby red with garnet reflections.
At the nose has mineral aromas of: goudron; hints of dark chocolate; spices. You can perceive on the palate, hints of spicy tannins. They are consistent and soft at the same time, involving flavour in the finish.
We recommend pairing with; roast pork and game; grilled tuscan steak and sausages. Try also with: beef loin with baked potatoes and seasoned cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino Toscano. Unforgettable with dishes based on truffles and porcini mushrooms.
We also suggest Chianti Classico 2011 Riserva, Castello Il Palagio.
Bottles produced: 11.000 bottles
Serving temperature: 20-21°C / 68-70 °F
Alcohol by volume: 14%
Drink before 2030