Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

£22.00 £32.00
  • Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
  • Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

£22.00 £32.00

AVAILABILITY: 7 in stock

Grape Sangiovese
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Red and Black Friut, Minerality, Oak Aging, Elegant, Food Friendly
Country Italy
Region Chianti, Tuscany
Volume 75cl
ABV 14%
Dietary Vegetarian, VeganSustainable, Organic

 

Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG is an extraordinary red wine crafted exclusively from Sangiovese grapes. With a vibrant cherry colour and eye catching clarity, it offers intense yet elegant cherry fruit and herbaceous notes with a fine, firm structure backed by surprising freshness and well-integrated oak from the aging process. Enjoy it on any occasion, especially with Tuscan dishes.

Critic Review

Decanter Magazine: 93Pts (2019 Vintage)
Drinking Window: 2023 - 2029

"Boasting six centuries of grape growing, the Cafaggio estate has passed through numerous ownerships. The latest, as of 2016, is Italian financial company, ISA, who have kept on renowned enologist Attilio Pagli who has been consulting here since 2005. Recent tastings confirm the positive direction, including this 2019 Riserva. It is so classically Panzano, with deep cherry, earthy forest undergrowth and sunbaked stone. The structure is confidently commanding yet balanced, the restrained wood well integrated. Full yet refreshing, this won’t last long at the dinner table."
Michaela Morris

JancisRobinson.com: 17Pts (2017 Vintage)
Drinking Window: 2021 - 2030

"Lustrous ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. Savoury and minerally and brooding with a hint of leather. Lush ripe juicy cherry fruit and long grainy tannins. Quite the charmer and with surprisingly high acidity for this torrid vintage."
Walter Speller

About the Producer

Records of this cherished estate, then named ‘Cahago’—which translates to ‘enclosed, cultivated field’—date back to 1408, and are safely stored in the estate’s archives.

These documents suggest that in the late 15th century the property belonged to Siena's Benedictine monks, before passing to different entities such as the renowned Niccolini family from Florence. By the close of the contemporary era, Villa Cafaggio was sold to the Florentine Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova and data indicates it was then producing numerous food items, including wine and olive oil. In the 19th century, this estate was acquired by the Boddi family.

In the late 1860s, the Farkas family bought the property as a country home. However, by 1967, the estate had become so poorly maintained that the family decided to renovate the wine cellars, as well as replant the vineyards and olive groves.

Vineyard and Winery

  • 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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