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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
IGT Toscana Rosato
Syrah See vineyard parcels below Galestro, Loam 4. ha
IGT Toscana Rosso “Salita”
Sangiovese See vineyard parcels below Galestro, Loam, Limestone, Schist 6.57 ha total
Chianti Classico
Sangiovese See vineyard parcels below Galestro, Loam, Limestone, Schist 6.57 ha total
Chianti Classico Riserva “Terrazze”
Sangiovese See vineyard parcels below Galestro, Loam, Limestone, Schist 6.57 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• The name Castagnoli derives from the word “castagno,” or “chestnut tree.” Up until the late 1970s a large forest of chestnut trees existed on the property and was used to provide all the lumber for the estate and subsidiary farms.
• Vineyards planted at altitude of 1300 to 1500 feet
• Rigorous sorting of fruit before fermentation

IGT Toscana Rosato:
• Whole-cluster fermentation
• Made by direct press
• Fermented 2 weeks in stainless steel
• Completes malolactic fermentation
• Aged in stainless steel until January after harvest

IGT Toscana Rosso “Salita”:
• Grapes are destemmed and fermented in large wooden tanks
• Frequent punchdowns
• Wine ages for 18 months in neutral oak barrels (18hl and 4/5hl)

Chianti Classico:
• Grapes are destemmed and fermented in large wooden tanks
• Frequent punchdowns
• Wine ages for 18 months in neutral oak barrels (18hl and 4/5hl)

Chianti Classico Riserva “La Terrazze”:
• Grapes are destemmed and fermented in large wooden tanks
• Wine ages for 16 months in 4/5hl neutral oak barrels and 5 months in 18hl

Vineyard parcels (see Castagnoli soil map):
• IGT Toscana Rosato:
Syrah sotto i muri (2000)
• IGT Toscana Rosso “Salita”: Salita (2005), Salita ovest (2005)
• Chianti Classico: Laghi (2009), Salici (2009), Barsaglina (2006), Cannaio (1993), Salita Triangolo (2005 and 2010), Salita Pozzo (2008), Ginestrini Bassi (2010)
• Chianti Classico Riserva: Leccio (2000 and 2010), Labirinto sud e ovest (2006), Vigne Orto/Capanna (2010 and 2011), Ginestrini Alti (2010), Scuole (2011), Cannaio (1993)

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Appellation(s)
Chianti Classico Riserva
Producer
Sonia Ermini
Founded
1978
Annual Production
2550 cases
Farming
Organic (certified), Biodynamic (practicing)
Website
http://www.castagnoliwine.com/
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