CimaGoccia

CimaGoccia

Chianti 2015

DOCG-Italy

 

Wine description
So retro, it’s new! The traditional “fiasco” bottle is due a come-back and this benchmark Chianti, from leading producer Castellani is as delicious as it is a visual treat. “Cima Goccia” means “Top Drop” inspired by the shape of the bottle!

Winemaking & Vineyards

Winemaker: Sabino Russo
Vineyard: Castellani

From rolling Tuscan vineyards with vines planted around 15 years ago, harvest is by hand mid-September to mid-October. After destemming, the grapes are crushed and the juice fermented for 10 days in stainless steel at a controlled 24-26°C.  The wine completes a malolactic fermentation and has some lees contact to add to aromas and richness of flavours.

Blend
85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Cilegiolo

Tasting Notes
Ruby-red with purple hues, this Chianti has a typically intensely fruity nose with hints of violets. The wine is dry and smooth, with bright, zesty notes of cherry and berry fruit.

Food Match
Ideal with veal, pastas, especially those with tomato-based sauces and cheeses.

Alcohol: 12%

RS: 2.5 g/l

PH: 3.4

Malolactic: Yes

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CimaGoccia

Sangiovese 2015

IGT Puglia – Italy

 

Wine description
Innovation in response to rising prices of Chianti “fiasco” bottles and the wine itself. Bright and fruity Sangiovese from the up and coming region of Puglia. Consumers get an Italian classic at an affordable price.
“Cima Goccia” means “Top Drop” inspired by the shape of the bottle!

Winemaking & Vineyards

Winemaker: Sabino Russo
Vineyard: Castellani

The vineyards of this part of Puglia are rich in iron and organic substances. 20 year old Sangiovese vines are hand picked during September.
Fermentation and maceration with the skins takes place at controlled temperatures between 23-25°C. Afterwards, the wine goes through malolactic fermentation and a final tangential filtration prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes
A wine of intense ruby red colour with vibrant aromas hinting at cherries and strawberries and with spicy notes. It is dry, with a great balance of fruit and acidity, lightly tannic and with a satisfyingly smooth and long finish.

Food Match
Ideal to accompany Pasta dishes and Pizza. Serve at room temperature.

Varieties: 100% Sangiovese

Alcohol: 12.5%

RS: 9 G/L

PH: 3.5

Malolactic: Yes