Casale dello Sparviero (‘sparrowhawk’) is situated in the heart of Chianti Classico overlooking the old hill-top town of Castellina-in-Chianti. The Casale was once a 17th century monastery and the vineyards today extend over approximately 250 acres. The wine making takes place in modern cellars but the ageing is still carried out in the older part of the buildings in charming traditional cellars.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Cultivation: Spurred cordon
Density: 3500 to 6200 plants per hectare
Yield per hectare 50Hl
Vinification: Traditional method at controlled temperature with pumping
Ageing 12 months in oak casks followed by at least 6 months in bottle
Intense ruby colour, with light garnet hues, the nose opens on notes of wild berries and violets, the palate is dry and robust with nice soft notes’ finish.
Red and white meat, cheeses.