Chianti Classico Riserva

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva is obtained exclusively from Sangiovese grapes. Grown on land owned by the estate, the vineyard, situated in Panzano in Chianti, extends along the sunny slopes of the ‘Conca d’Oro’ (Golden basin), a wine- growing area of great value.

  • Vine: Sangiovese (clone: VCR4-VCR5; rootstock: 1103 P)
  • Vineyard location:Cafaggio, Conca d’Oro and Panzano in Chianti
  • Exposure and altitude:south/south-east/south-west, 320 m ASL
  • Soil composition:silty-clay loam soil, originating from grey and olive green marl limestone and calcareous sandstone of ‘Argille scagliose’ (scaly clay) formation.
  • Training system:spurred cordon, Guyot
  • Planting density:on average 5,900 vines/hectare
  • Vinification process: manual harvesting in late September and early October, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures, breaking and soaking of the marc through pump-overs with air, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, maturation for 18 months in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels, and bottle-aged for three months before sales start.
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