Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Sassello DOCG 2016 *Organic


Gran Selezione Sassello represents the highest expression of the terroir-vine binomial, where Sangiovese creates a unique wine with a deep and impenetrable colour of an intense ruby red, with garnet overtones. The fragrance is fine and intense, wide and persistent, and offers a variety of fruity notes including cherries, blackberries, raspberries underlined by hints of oak and vanilla. The taste is elegant and complex with closely woven tannins both smooth and pleasant joined to notes of fruit and spice, oak and vanilla, with an equally pleasant and long
finish. With Gran Selezione Sassello, Castello di Verrazzano intends to compete in the best possible Chianti Classico production

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Winery Profile:
The Castle of Verrazzano is located on a hilltop between Florence and Siena, in the Greve district of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico zone. Flanked by woodland, its borders have remained unaltered for almost 1000 years-an outpost of stability in a landscape marked by centuries of family and political feuding.
Since acquiring the estate in 1958, the Cappellini family has renewed Verrazzano’s vineyards, which fan out from the forest limits down to the valley below. Fertilization is organic and vineyards are mechanically weeded, harvest is conducted entirely by hand. Under Luigi Cappellini’s direction a careful method of yield reduction has been implemented, in which selected bunches of grapes are cut back and discarded during the growing season, resulting in a heightened concentration of flavour in the remaining fruit and increasingly high quality and aromatic richness of the wines here produced


Region: Tuscany, Italy
Grapes: Sangiovese
Volume: 750ml