Casale dello Sparviero
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, 2016

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.

Grape

100% Sangiovese

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Pruning: Guyot
Density: 3500 – 6200 plants per hectare
Yield: 40HL per hectare
Harvest: Mid-September
Winemaking: Traditional method at controlled temperature with pumping
Maturation for 18 months in French oak barriques followed by at least 6 months in bottle

Tasting Note

Deep ruby red colour, tending to garnet with aromas of ripe berries, jams and spices, including  pepper and sweet tobacco

James Suckling

Delightful combination here of cherry liqueur and lifted, orange and lemon rind. Hints of bark and dried spices. Full-bodied with a fine thread of pretty acidity to match the exuberant, ripe fruit. Drink from 2021. 92 Points, August 2019

Food Pairing

Red meat, game, hard cheeses.

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