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Casaloste Chianti Classico DOCG 2015

Estate: Founded in 1994, by Giovanni Battista d’Orsi, along with his wife Emilia, Casaloste is located in the Panzano hills of the Chianti Classico region in Tuscany. Casaloste, together with the other wine producers of Unione Viticoltori di Panzano has strongly supported and financed The Experimental Station for Sustainable Viticulture (Stazione Sperimentale per la Viticoltura Sostenibile- SPEVIS). The institution aims to find environmentally friendly solutions for winemakers. Not only certified organic [since 1994], the estate also operates “off the grid”. They produce all of their energy needs thru its solar photovoltaic system and biothermal renewable plant fuels. For more details on their extensive sustainability practices, click here.

Winemaking: Aged in French oak barrels of 25 and 35 liters and in barriques “for a period of about 12 months”.

Tasting Notes: Dark garnet in colour, very aromatic; black cherry, stewed plum, white pepper, violets, fresh herbs and earthy minerals. Plush tannins and bright acidity frame all the cherries [black, red and sour], red currant, a shake of crushed black peppercorn, Tuscan herbs and earth. Lush fruit and spice linger between each sip. Fantastic on its own or with a wide variety of dishes, consistently excellent! [Paired with veggie chorizo, mozzarella and chipotle chèvre homemade pizza.]

Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Grilled red meat, white meat, medium aged cheeses. An ideal wine also as an accompaniment throughout the meal.

90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Chianti Classico DOCG
Italy
Estate Bottled by Casaloste
14% Alcohol
$19
Enjoy now thru 2022

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