Chianti DOCG 2017
Grapes: 75% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Malvasia
The fruit is grown in the hilly provinces of Arezzo and Siena in the Chianti region of Tuscany, grown in layers of clay, lime and schist. After handpicking, grapes are brought to the winery for a traditional vinification that includes maceration for 5 days including some contact with the pomace for additional tannic structure. Thirty percent is aged in 793 - 1321 gallon oak vats prior to bottling.
San Diego International Wine Competition2017 vintage
A set of challenging conditions throughout the 2017 growing season resulted in a small harvest that nonetheless yielded excellent concentration in red grape varietals.
Smooth, perfumed red red fruit aromas lead to a red, berry and cherry palate with excellent structure and a long, elegant finish.
Perfect with hard cheeses, pizza, pasta dishes or grilled meats.
GRAPES: 75% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Malvasia
APPELLATION: Chianti DOCG
ACIDITY: 5.51 g/l
AGING: 30% for 6 months in oak
points of distinction
- A classically produced Chianti
- 100% handpicked grapes
- Sangiovese’s acidity makes this the perfect pizza and pasta wine.
- A classic Italian wine at an accessible price
about the grape +
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
The fruit for each Caposaldo wine is hand harvested from low-yielding vineyards in prime growing areas in the classic wine regions of Tuscany, the Veneto and Lombardy.