Chianti Classico

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Villa Cafaggio produces a Chianti Classico made exclusively with Sangiovese grapes. The vines grow on land owned by and surrounding the estate, which is situated in Panzano in Chianti, set in the heart of the ‘Conca d’Oro’ (Golden basin), one of the symbols of Tuscan wine-making.

  • 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, on average 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 12 months in 65 hl Slavonian oak barrels, and bottle-aged for three months before sales start.

 

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