2019 Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico San Jacopo
2019 Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico San Jacopo Vibrant and easygoing, this 2019 wine opens with aromas that recall woodland berry, violet and moist soil. The bright, simple palate offers tart sour cherry and a hint of white pepper alongside zesty acidity.
Castello Vicchiomaggio is also a well-known producer of internationally renowned wines. Wine has always been produced at the Castle and its owners, John and Paola Matta, dedicate their lives to preserving this centuries-old tradition.
The estate covers 140 hectares, of which 34 are vineyards, 10 are olive trees and the rest is park.
Among the cultivated varieties: the most prominent vine is our Sangiovese, which is the fundamental grape for Chianti Classico, but there are also other indigenous grapes such as Canaiolo and Colorino, as well as two international varieties which are Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The latter are in particular demand for the production of our famous IGT-certified red wines.
The Chianti Classico area is characterised by a mediterranean climate and the soil, which is called “Galestro”, is rich in clay and large stones.
Particular attention is paid to the direction in which our vines are planted. In fact, they are all facing south, ensuring maximum exposure to the sun throughout the day.
As for the type of pruning, the family has chosen two types: Cordon and Guyot. Their application depends on the chosen variety and yield of each vine. These applications determine the amount of grapes produced and consequently, the quality of the end product. In addition, these pruning systems help prevent an excessive removal of branches from the main trunk and therefore promote a higher concentration of substances necessary for the proper ripening of the grapes.
Harvesting is done by hand and takes place between mid-September and mid-October.
Once harvested the grapes are pressed in special machines. The obtained product is then transferred into stainless steel tanks and maintained at a controlled temperature.