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2016 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Poggio a Frati Riserva PLUS: 2020 Ciacci Piccolomini Gourmet Tuscan Olive Oil
Exquisite and Lingering
June 1, 2021
The Castagnoli hamlet in Gaiole in Chianti is a hilltop village, a medieval fortress, and a winery that dates back to the 1700s. It was founded and built by the Etruscans. Calogero Cali bought the property and did a complete renovation back in 1981. The Cali family still runs it today.
The 2016 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a Frati is a very special wine. It is from a single vineyard planted on classic galestro albarese soils at the highest elevation in Gaiole. The farming is organic and the wine is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo. This is from a great vintage and shows complexity, structure, and elegance.
Rocca di Castagnoli is a beautiful place to stay with its classic medieval feel. It also has Il Celliere, one of the best restaurants in Tuscany.
2016 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a Frati: Bright red. Small red fruits, spice, and flowers. Enveloping lingering aromas that highlight the Marasca cherry and violets with a balanced spicy and balsamic finish. With bottle age, it takes on an exquisite and rich mellow finish. Excellent -Outstanding 32/bottle
Special case: Twelve bottles of the above for a special price of $324 (27/bottle)
Gourmet Tuscan Olive Oil
2020 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona
2020 was a great vintage for olive oil in Tuscany. Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the best. Both are blends of Fratoio, Ceccino and Moraiolo varieties. It is hand-harvested and immediately cold-pressed.
2020 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Emerald green gold. Persistent and aromatic with a spicy finish. Excellent 21/bottle (500ml)
Arrival two to three Weeks. Limited availability
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