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Chianti 

The quintessence of Italian wines, discover our Chianti production

Chianti (pronounced [?kjanti]) is a red Italian wine produced in Tuscany. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco ("flask"; pl. fiaschi); however, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine now; most Chianti is now bottled in more standard shaped wine bottles.

The first definition of a wine-area called Chianti was made in 1716. It described the area near the villages of Gaiole, Castellina and Radda.

In 1932 the Chianti area was completely re-drawn and divided in seven sub-areas: Classico, Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colline Pisane, Colli Senesi, Montalbano and Rùfina.

For a wine to retain the name of Chianti, it must be produced with at least 80% Sangiovese grapes.

A Chianti may have a picture of a black rooster (known in Italian as a gallo nero) on the neck of the bottle, which indicates that the producer of the wine is a member of the Gallo Nero Consortium, an association of producers of the Chianti Classico sub-area sharing marketing costs.

Aged minimum 24 months (min 3 months in bottle) Chianti, may be labelled as Chianti Riserva (only if 12,5% alcohol min.) .

Chianti that meets more stringent requirements according to "Disciplinare" may be labelled as Chianti Superiore.

By the late twentieth century a group of ambitious producers began working outside the boundaries of DOC regulations to make what they believed would be a higher quality style of Chianti. These wines eventually became known as the "Super Tuscans".

 

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  • Chianti Classico DOCG - Campomaggio

    This Chianti Classico has been obtained by a selection of the grapes growing on our 27 hectares Campomaggio vineyard. Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Bouquet, lot of ripe red and black fruits with balsamic overtones. Taste, full-bodied, with a very smooth palate, silky tannins and round finish with a long fruity dominance.

     

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  • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG - Campomaggio

    Aged for 24 months in oak casks. It completes its refinement in bottles for a minimum period of 3 months. Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Bouquet, cedar, sandalwood and a sweet dustiness on the nose. Taste, cherry and toasted oak palate. The finish has fine-grained tannins and a lovely back-end bouquet.

     

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  • Chianti Superiore DOCG - Poggio al Casone

    This great classic is born from a selection of the best Sangiovese and Canaiolo organic grapes from Poggio al Casone vineyard. Vivacious ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with violet notes. Taste, round and fruity taste balanced by ageing in traditional cask. Super ripe fruitiness and a soft easy-feel taste are the characteristics of our Chianti Superiore.

     

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  • Chianti Riserva DOCG - Poggio al Casone

    Our Riserva is produced in the best vintages with a selection of Sangiovese grapes produced in Poggio al Casone Estate. Bright ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with violet notes. Taste, dry and harmonious with notes of dark chocolate and black cherries.

     

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  • Chianti DOCG - Ceppaiano

    Vivacious ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with a violet fragrance and a slight hint of cherries. Taste, dry, balanced and sapid, lightly tannic which turns into velvety softness. Delicious partner to spicy pasta dishes. Ideal with roasts, steaks and grilled veal.

     

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  • Chianti Superiore DOCG - Burchino

    Intense ruby red. Characteristic bouquet with plenty of cherry, leather and cedar flavours. The round mouthful with notes of licorice and tar is wrapped around ripe almost candied fruit.

     

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  • L'Antico di Burchino Chianti DOCG - Burchino

    Ruby red wine with purple reflections. On the nose it has a surprising cleanness with strong notes of cherry and spices. Medium bodied wine, soft and pleasant on the palate showing nice freshness and a good balance of fruit, tannins and acidity. It has a long smooth finish.

     

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  • Chianti DOCG - Castellani

    Traditional fermentation on the skins for 2 weeks at a controlled temperature. The wine completes the malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. Color, ruby-red with purple hues. Bouquet, full and reminiscent of violets. Taste, dry and smooth with zesty notes of cherry and berry fruit.

     

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  • Chianti Superiore DOCG - Castellani

    Special rolling presses are used to give a soft treatment to the grapes, then placed in temperature-controlled tanks. After the fermentation the wine is filtered and sent to its refinement in casks located in thermo-humidified cellars where it remains for at least 12 months before bottling. Vivacious ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with violet notes. Taste: round and fruity taste balanced by ageing in traditional casks.

     

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  • Chianti Riserva DOCG - Castellani

    Traditional vinification method: ripe grapes are harvested from the best vineyards and almost immediately crushed in order to minimize oxidation. Bright ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, fruity with a violet fragrance. Taste, dry and harmonious with notes of dark chocolate and black cherries.

     

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  • Chianti Classico DOCG - Castellani

    This Chianti Classico is produced from specially selected Sangiovese grapes grown in the vineyards of Chianti Classico appellation, the most ancient Chianti area. Vivacious ruby red colour. Bouquet, fruity fragrance, hints of violet, cherry and wild red berries. Taste, full-bodied, dry and traditional, it becomes harmonious after at least one year of ageing.

     

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  • Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG - Castellani

    Produced from specially selected Sangiovese grapes grown in the vineyards of Chianti Classico appellation, the most ancient Chianti area. Deep ruby red colour. Intense and characteristic bouquet, earthy, with wild red berries and underwood notes. Taste, harmonious, dry, savoury, strong and persistent.

     

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Tenuta di Ceppaiano

The Ceppaiano Estate was born in 2005. Initially conceived as an extension of the Poggio al Casone vineyards and location of the new winery, it afterwards becomes an independent estate as a result of subsequent land acquisitions that differ from those of Poggio al Casone for the prevalence of alluvial sands arranged on foothill heights overlooking the coast.

 

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Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG - Campomaggio

Aged for 24 months in oak casks. It completes its refinement in bottles for a minimum period of 3 months. Ruby red colour tending to garnet with ageing. Bouquet, cedar, sandalwood and a sweet dustiness on the nose. Taste, cherry and toasted oak palate. The finish has fine-grained tannins and a lovely back-end bouquet.

 

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Spot : Art

New artistic look for Novello 2013

Waiting for our Burchino Novello Toscana IGT 2013, in October, in meantime we present the exclusive label. This year, the artist who "dresses" our Novello 2013 of Burchino Estate is (nothing less than!) Ugo Nespolo. Painter and sculptor of international fame, multi-talented artist, designer, illustrator, bibliophile, filmmaker, Nespolo is one of the masters of contemporary art in the world.

 

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Quality & Sostenibility

100% of energy we use is from renewable resources NDV certified. Castellani follow a “Zero Waste” program recycling all possible waste and purifying polluted water.

 

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