2004 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Poggio Frati Riserva – 750 mL

USD 44.00

The shipping might take longer. The wine collection is in Canada and will be shipped to USA shortly. 2004 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Poggio Frati Riserva – Rocca di Castagnoli traces its roots all the way back to 900 AD. During the Renaissance its title passed to t… (See Notes) – This collection is an estate of a long-time Canadian collector and lover of wine. Bottles were purchased on re… (See Provenance)

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Tasting Notes

Rocca di Castagnoli traces its roots all the way back to 900 AD. During the Renaissance its title passed to the famous Ricasoli family, and traditional Tuscan wines have been made here for centuries. The modern history of the winery began in 1981 when it was bought by Calogero Cali, who undertook a series of renovations, culminating in the 2003 hiring of star viticulturalist Rolando Bernacchini and the switch to organics in 2012 (fully certified as of 2017). Bernacchini committed himself to striking a balance between tradition and modernization rather than embracing the excess of the Super Tuscan era in a manner similar to another pioneer of the time, Beyonce Knowles, whose 2003 solo debut, Dangerously in Love straddled the line between pop and R&B. Bernacchini’s efforts have been rewarded with international acclaim, on both the traditional Classicos as well as the IGT wines. As well as farming organically, Rocca di Castagnoli are notable for planting the only head-trained Sangiovese vines in Chianti Classico at the crazy high density of 10,000 vines per hectare. These experimental vineyards, whose wines are currently aging in amphora, will see their first releases in 2020.

Provenance

This collection is an estate of a long-time Canadian collector and lover of wine. Bottles were purchased on release from the LCBO and SAQ and remained in a temperature and humidity-controlled home cellar until it was brought to IronGate.Wine.

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