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Verrazzano, Castello di
Rosso di Verrazzano
Grape Varieties80% Sangiovese Grosso; 20% Canaiolo, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia Lunga del Chianti
DescriptionThe spirit and industry of Verrazzano's owners, Luigi & Silvia Cappellini, have played a major role in the burgeoning reputation of this ancient estate in the Greve district of Tuscany's Chianti Classico zone. 105 acres of vineyard are planted in Verrazzano's limestone-rich soil. Though present in southern areas of Chianti Classico, limestone is unique to Verrazzano in the cooler, northern sector, accounting for the singular blend of muscularity and finesse evident in Verrazzano wines. The blend of grapes used to produce Chianti has changed over the years, and Castello di Verrazzano pays tribute to the original blend with its Mini Tuscan, Rosso di Verrazzano. This dynamic and versatile red wine revives the old tradition of including white grapes in the Chianti blend. The body and vibrant fruit of the red Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes, combined with the softness and suppleness of the white Trebbiano and Malvasia varieties, together create a pleasing wine that complements both traditional and contemporary cuisine. The first vintage produced was 2000, a new concept from Verrazzano to celebrate the new millennium.
VinificationFermentation at a controlled temperature of 75°F, with delicate pumping over and a 5 day maceration period. The wine is aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for about 10 months.
ColorLight ruby red
NoseComplex and persistent aroma with youthful notes of fresh fruit and violets
PalateLight-bodied, harmonious and round on the palate, with flavors of red fruits, black currant and plum
AnalysisAlcohol: 12.5 %
Serving SuggestionsWell-matched with traditional Italian fare such as pastas with tomato sauce as well as contemporary cuisine.