Grape(s): 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot
Localization: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: At the beginning, you can perceive a strong fresh red fruit, such as currants, strawberries, and cherries. The violet is clearly recognizable on the palate. Pleasant, fruity wine, supported by the typical acidity of Sangiovese and characterized by long and elegant tannins.
The Chianti Classico Casaloste was first produced in 1993 and since then has always respected the character of the younger Sangiovese, made elegant by the small note of Merlot. A wine that expresses the genuineness of Tuscan conviviality, with lively but very pleasant tannins. The wine bears the original name of the stone tower, where the owners still live as a family.
Food pairing: Grilled red meat, white meat, and medium-aged cheeses.
The Domain: Casaloste is a wine farm in the hills of Panzano in Chianti, one of the most prestigious locations in the Chianti Classico region, halfway between Florence and Siena. The farm extends for 18 hectares of which 10 hectares of D.O.C.G vineyard and 2 hectares of D.O.P. olive trees.
Competence and passion are the foundations on which Giovanni d'Orsi and his wife Emilia have built their company. A path Giovanni d'Orsi began with university studies in Agriculture and subsequently consolidated through a Master's in Oenology. Emilia d'Orsi, on the other hand, takes care of the marketing and commercial aspects of the business.
Casaloste has adopted a strict organic cultivation policy and is registered with the Organic Producers of Tuscany under the direct control of ICEA (Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification). Being a small farm allows accurate control of the grapes in the field, correct pruning of the vines, targeted and prompt control of the diseases; the choice of the best time for the harvest, and timely interventions. It allows you to escape the terrible rainy days during the harvest or to prolong the maturation in the splendid and sunny Chianti area. And that's not all: special high-tech and sensitive equipment is also used in the cellar, so as to reduce stress problems to the wines as much as possible. Throughout the vinification and aging process and also in the subsequent phases, the wines are subjected to continuous and careful laboratory tests and quality control.