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CASTELSINA

Chianti

“Chianti is nothing short of an Italian wine icon that’s adored the world over, and this is a fantastic example from an award-winning producer.”

ELIZABETH KELLY MW

Wine Information

About the wine

Sangiovese makes up the majority of the grapes in this Chianti, bringing a distinctive power, richness, structure and notes of sour cherry to the wine. The remaining grapes are made up of local varieties to smoothen the texture and add a hint of freshness.

 

About the producer

Castelsina was formed in 1971 by a small group of local Tuscan winemakers. Today, they keep the tradition alive using brilliant modern facilities. Their winemakers are Maurizio Castelli – a consultant oenologist for some of the most respected Italian wineries – and Mery Ferrara who has impressive national and international experience.

 

About the region

Tuscany is known for its rolling hills, long summers with plenty of sunshine and cool Mediterranean climate. This is perfect for the thin-skinned Sangiovese grape which, if burnt in sunshine, can develop an unpleasant bitter flavour.

Dry
Sweetness
Sweet
Low
Acidity
High
Low
Tannins
High
Light
Body
Full