Villa Cafaggio Cortaccio
Tasting Notes:
The resulting wine is dark purple, almost black in color with deep, rich aromas of cassis, tar and coffee. The palate is incredibly fat and juicy, with masses of concentrated, intense cassis, huge body, gloriously silky tannins and an immense finish.


Grape:
Cabernet Sauvignon


Vineyards:
The Villa Cafaggio estate in Greve, traces its origins back to the 6th century. Formerly called “Cahago” (enclosed field), it was developed in the 15th century when Benedictine monks owned the land and began cultivating grapevines and olives. The estate is located in the town of Panzano in Chianti, in the Conca D’Oro “golden valley” of Chianti Classico at an elevation of 1200 feet with mostly southern exposure has the ideal microclimate and the best conditions for producing excellent wines.


Vinification process:
In 1986, 4,000 Cabernet Sauvignon vines (3 different clones) were grafted onto 22 year-old Canaiolo rootstocks with further planting s in 1991 and 1995. These grapes are the last to be picked on the estate, at the very peak of maturity. Fermentation in oak vessels. Length of alcoholic fermentation (days) about 12 days Malolactic fermentation about 20 days.


Aging process:
Aged for approximately 18 months in French oak barriques and at least 6 months in the bottle.

Main aromas and flavors:
Cassis, tar and coffee


Alcohol Contents:
14%


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