Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo DOCG 2000

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 78204
  • red wine
  • RP90
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The wine exhibits a deep ruby color with spicy aromas of tamarind. Soft and creamy on the palate with a structure that is powerful without being aggressive.

Made from 85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot
The first vintage was bottled in 1993, and 50,000 bottles are produced annually.

Production area: Pista dei Cavalli - located 875-1,060 ft. above sea level, with South/West exposure and a Tufo/ Clay/ Lime/ Stone soil composition

Vineyard characteristics: 37.5 acres planted in 1985 -1995 with a density of 2,160 vines per acre. The vines are planted in the Spur - Pruned - Cordon method and yield 2.15 tons per acre.

The harvest was carried out in October 1-10

Vinification & Aging

Type of Press:
Method of extraction: Pump Overs
Length of Maceration: 20-22 days
Fermented in Barrels at a temperature of 82-86 degrees for 7 - 8 days.
Aging Container:
Type: Allier barriques  
The wine is aged for 2 years followed by an additional 26 Months in bottle prior to release from the winery.

Analytical Data

Total Acidity: 6.2 gram(s) per liter
pH: 3.0
Dry Extract: 28.40 gram(s) per liter
Alcohol Content: 13.5 % alc. by volume
Residual Sugars: < 2 gram(s) per liter

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The Bossi Castle is located in the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, the southernmost appellation of Chianti Classico, amidst evergreen woods and long rows of vines. With a history dating back to the 9th century A.D., the estate embraces modern technology, while at the same time respecting the traditional character of the lands of Chianti. This balance has been a key part of Marco...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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