Chianti DOCG 2017

Caposaldo

Chianti DOCG 2017

Region: Italy / Tuscany / Chianti
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.

92 Points

San Diego International Wine Competition

2017 vintage
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harvest note

A set of challenging conditions throughout the 2017 growing season resulted in a small harvest that nonetheless yielded excellent concentration in red grape varietals.

tasting note

Smooth, perfumed red red fruit aromas lead to a red, berry and cherry palate with excellent structure and a long, elegant finish.

food pairing

Perfect with hard cheeses, pizza, pasta dishes or grilled meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 75% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 5% Malvasia
APPELLATION: Chianti DOCG
PH: 3.48
ACIDITY: 5.51 g/l
ABV: 12.8%
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 +
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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.


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