Villa Cafaggio Winery

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Conca d'Oro



Villa Cafaggio Description

Villa Cafaggio comprise 68 hectares in Panzano, in the "Conca d'Oro" (golden basin) area of Chianti Classico. The Conca d'Oro is blessed with a perfect microclimate, with a high altitude of 400 meters and majority of south facing vinyards. There are 40 hectares of vines at Cafaggio, aproximately 85% of which are Sangiovese and the remaining 15% areCabernet Sauvignon.

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Wines from Villa Cafaggio

Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.

Tasting Notes: This Chianti Classico is elegant, with excellent structure and huge amounts of very accessible fruit. Made from the Sangiovese clone best suite to the terroir at Villa Cafaggio. It is aged for 12 months in traditional Slavonian oak casks, contributing to its wonderful structure, which is balanced by voluptuous fruit. A lovely bright cherry red. Spicy cloves on the nose with a wonderfully refined black cherry and plum fruitiness.
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 100%
Food Pairings: We suggest to seve at 19° C. Good with red and white meats, pork, poultry and aged cheeses.
Total production: 50,000 bottles
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Chianti Classico Riserva D.O.C.G.

Tasting Notes: The Riserva is made exclusively from top quality Sangiovese grapes grown on south facing slopes. We age the wine for 18 months in French oak bariqques, followed by a further 3-4 months in the traditional large Slavonian oak casks, and we do not release the wine for a further 5-6 months after bottling to ensure that it is in top condition. An intense dark red, there are firm ripe fruit aromas with blackcurrant undertones on the nose. The palate is bursting with deeply concentrated morello cherry flavour, with a backbone of tannin giving the wine great concentration and ageing potential.
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 100%
Food Pairings: We suggest to seve at 19° C. Good with stuffed game, pot roast meat.
Total production: 50,000 bottles
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San Martino - Tuscan I.G.T.

Tasting Notes: This wine is produced using Sangiovese clones selected for their slow steady growth and small, intense berries. The grapes have been kept on the vine until mid-October. The San Martino is aged in new small French bariques for 18 months. Aftrwards is stored for further 5-6 months in bottle to make sure it is on top form before it reaches the markets. Plum coloured, with juicy aromas of blackberries and raspberries. Huge amounts of mouth-filling blackcurranty fruit on the palate, beautifully integrated tannins and a fantastically opulent texture.
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese.
Food Pairings: We suggest to serve at 20° C. Good with red meat, pasta with game sauce, steak.
Total production: 15,000 bottles
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Cortaccio - Tuscan I.G.T.

Tasting Notes: In 1986, 4,000 Cabernet Sauvignon vines were grafted onto 22 year old Canaiolo rootstocks at the Villa Cafaggio estate. Further plantings were made in 1991 and 1995. Grapes for Cortaccio are grown in 3 vineyards, making a total of 5 ha on the 40 ha Panzano estate. The vines are pruned just as they are changing colour in August (green harvest) resulting in a significant reduction in yield (maximum of 1 kilo of grapes per vine) and far greater concentration.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are the last to be picked at Cafaggio, and are left to mature on the vines until the second half (sometimes the end) of October. They are checked daily in order to pick at the absolute peak of maturity. The wine is aged for approximately 18 months in 100% new 225l French oak.
Grape varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Food Pairings: We suggest to serve at 20° C. Good with stuffed game, blue cheeses... or alone, as a meditation wine.
Total production: 15,000 bottles
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