Castiglioni Chianti DOCG

Frescobaldi Castiglioni Chianti - Italian wines

Castiglioni Chianti DOCG is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Recent vintages provide an expressive nose with appealing, prominent fruit and a palate of light tannins complemented by a judicious balance of alcohol and crisp acidity with an impressive and luscious finish.

Thanks to its outstanding local climate, Castiglioni Chianti mirrors perfectly the qualities of its local growing area. Smooth-textured and eminently fruity, it displays a fine clean-edged structure.

Tasting Notes - 2008
Castiglioni exhibits a dense, purple-flecked ruby. Intense, well-defined fragrances spring from the nose, wild red berry fruit and bright cherry emerging first, then darker notes of dried plum and raspberry. Supple tannins and a bright acidity contribute to a fine balance and velvet mouth feel, while emphatic notes of tasty fruit return on a long-lingering finale.

Food Pairing Suggestions
Full-flavored dishes such as meat-sauced pappardelle, and roast chicken as well, sauteed beef with vegetables, and medium-aged cheeses.

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Ratings & Reviews
2006 Vintage
86 points - Wine Spectator, October 31, 2007

2005 Vintage
85 points - Wine Spectator, October 31, 2006
86 points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 15, 2007
86 points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine, November 14, 2007

Vintage Report - 2007
The 2007 harvest on the Frescobaldi wine estates concluded on October 5. Overall high quality of the fruit brought in resulted in an excellent vintage. The previous autumn too was very favorable, so that the vines kept their leaves until quite late, excellent conditions that allowed the vineyards to build up reserves that ensured an excellent and promising harvest. The spring months were mild, with scarce rain and little heat stress, conditions that produced sound, healthy fruit on the vines. Consequently the maturation of the grapes was gradual, in ideal climatic conditions, with hot and sunny days and fresh nights.