33°C – 35° C. – Maceration period: 18 days
18 months in barriques – Bottle ageing: 6 months
|Gambero Rosso 1998|
Casalferro is a wine with a modern approach evidencing the Ricasoli Barons’ role as innovators in wine growing. The wine exalts the features of the Sangiovese in combination with Merlot and its long lineage.
Gaiole in Chianti
The grapes come from vineyards set 350 – 400 meters above sea level, mainly from the vineyard of the same name with southwest exposure, with a predominance of calcareous sandstone and Alberese stone.
One of the best harvests of recent years despite having a completely unusual development in the crucial stage. Repeated rains during September caused fear of a completely compromised harvest, but September was followed by an exceptional October. The grapes harvested in this second phase were perfectly mature and healthy and created fine wines with a rich polyphenol structure.
“Casalferro 1995 is the best monovarietal Sangiovese in its vintage” according to the “Vini d’Italia” guide from Gambero Rosso – Slow Food, which awarded it three glasses for the first time.