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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Castello di Verrazzano Rosso 2004
Castello di Verrazzano Rosso 2004
(search item no. 96075)

PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Greve district in the northern portion of Chianti Classico, south of Florence in Tuscany. 105 acres of vine planted at altitudes ranging from 1,150 to 1,480 feet in Verrazzano's limestone-rich soil. Though present in warmer, southern areas of Chianti Classico, limestone is unique to Verrazzano in the cooler, northern portion of the district. The soil here is extremely lean and stony (43% lime, 29% clay, 28% sand). Fertilization is entirely organic.

80% Sangiovese Grosso; 20% Canaiolo, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia Lunga del Chianti

Light ruby red. Complex and persistent aroma, with youthful notes of fresh fruit and violets. Light-bodied, harmonious and round on the palate, with flavors of red fruits, black currant and plum.

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About Castello di Verrazzano:

The spirit and industry of Verrazzano's youthful owners, Luigi & Silvia Cappellini, have played a major role in the burgeoning reputation of this ancient estate in the Greve district of Tuscany's Chianti Classico zone. 105 acres of vines thrive in Verrazzano's limestone-rich soil. Though present in southern areas of Chianti Classico, limestone is unique to Verrazzano in the cooler, norhtern sector, accounting for the singular blend of muscularity and finesse evident in Verrazzano wines.