Casale dello Sparviero
Chianti Classico Vigna Paronza Gran Selezione 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

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

Tasting Note

Ruby red colour, with intense garnet. The nose opens with cherry, vanilla and black currant. The palate is powerful, tannic, the finish has blackberry and sweet tobacco aromas

James Suckling Tasting Note

Dried cherries, tar, nutmeg, forest floor, red licorice and chili pepper all spring out of the glass. Very chewy and structured on the palate with loads of ripe but harmonious tannins and a plethora of dried and fresher fruit, punctuated by a fine layering of acidity. Long and intense on the finish. Drink from 2022. 94 Points, August 2019

Food Pairing

Red meat, game and hard cheeses.

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