Castellani Sangiovese Toscana 2014
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The Castellani family has been making wine in Tuscany since the end of the 19th Century and exporting that wine since 1903. Their history in winemaking hasn't been without difficulties - a flood in 1966 forced the familiy to temporarilly transfer production to a nearby facility, and a fire on New Year's Day of 1982 almost spelled the end, but an estate acquisisiton and the leadership of fourth-generation Piergiorgio Castellani kept the story rolling to today.
This wine is made with grapes selected from Castellani’s coastal vineyards with characterized by the typical sandy, clayey and calcareous soil. A portion of this wine is refined in wood for six months, the remaining part remains in steel tanks for at least one year. The two different cuvée are blended before bottling.
Red fruits mingle with sweet woody notes. Warm, the nice texture is characterized by vigorous but delicate tannins. The slight aging in wood gives the wine a pleasant feel of toasted coffee and vanilla Intense ruby red color. Rich plum and bramble fruit flavors and a slight hint of cherries followed by a characteristic scent of violets, strawberries, and pepper.
Delicious with pasta dishes, pizza, grilled vegetables, game meat, Fiorentina steak.