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Castiglion del Bosco Chardonnay 2015

Producer Information

Purchased by Massimo Ferragamo in 2003, Castiglion del Bosco, after major investment in the vineyards and winery, has been restored to its position as a leading Montalcino estate. The estate, with 62 hectares of vineyards (51 of which are permitted for Brunello production) is located in the Val d’Orcia National Park, a UNESCO site, to the north west of Montalcino, near Buonconvento. Locally trained oenologist, Cecilia Leoneschi, who has been working at the winery since 2003 oversees the vineyards and the cellar.

Vineyards

The grapes are sourced from a top Chardonnay growing vineyard near Cortona.

Winemaking

The wine is fermented in stainless steel at 12°C. After fermentation, the wine is matured on its lees in French barriques for five months before bottling. After bottling, the wine spends a further three months in bottle before release.

Vintage Information

2015 has been characterised by impeccable growing conditions. A cool and rainy spring gave the vines the optimum vegetative push and a good water reserve, the perfect precursor to the warm, dry summer months that followed. Conditions in September were perfect, resulting to slow and complete polyphenolic ripening. Grapes were harvested healthy and intact, with the perfect balance of sugar and acidity. All these factors make 2015 a vintage to be remembered for great quality!

Tasting Note

This rich, fragrant and complex wine is elegant and balanced. Partial vinification in oak enhances its varietal aromatic components and adds a hint of delicate spice.

IGT Toscana
100% Chardonnay
Vinolok

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