Bright ruby red colour. Concentrated black cherry aroma, iris, cinnamon and a hint of rosemary. Lively on the palate thanks to its crispness and to well-integrated tannins, with medium body. The finish has orange juice and herbs flavour. The vines are planted on heavy soil with 30% clay on an altitude of 255-265 m. Maturation of 8 months in large oak barrels of 25 or 50 hl.
Food pairings : pasta with meat sauce, pizza, baked pasta dishes and barbecue. Or with pecorino cheese.
Dry, crisp and medium bodied white wine, bright straw yellow colour. The wine rested four months on its fermentation lees to assume more length, character and longevity. Very intense on the nose with citrus fruit, floral and herbal notes. Fresh citrus flavours, orange blossom, thyme, hints of kiwi and grapefruit. Refreshing and savoury with a saline hint: the grapes are sourced from Maremma, close to the Mediterranean sea. Good firm style when released, will be enjoyable for up to four years from harvest.
Food Pairings: Seafood and fish.
About this winery:
Castello Vicchiomaggio is an internationally renowned Chianti producer in the Greve region in Florence, run by the Matta family. The most prominent vine is Sangiovese with Canaiolo, Colorino and the international varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. John Matta was a.o. elected IWSC Italian Winemaker of the Year several times and his wines won several top marks by Wine Spectator, Decanter, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and James Suckling.
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