The grapes to produce Chianti “Castiglioni” Frescobaldi were harvested during the end of September and the beginning of October. Following a gentle pressing, fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures below 30°C. Temperature controlled maceration lasted for 11 days under temperature controlled conditions, which was followed immediately by malolactic fermentation, softening the final wine. Chianti “Castiglioni” Frescobaldi was matured for six months in stainless steel preserving the purity of fruit, followed by one month in bottle.
Tenuta Castiglioni is situated in the gentle hills of Val di Pesa. The richness of the weather and the terroir is expressed in the structure of the wines, due to the symbiosis between the soil, the mild climate and the afternoon breezes from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The vineyard soils are rich in marl, clay, limestone and also calcium.
Frescobaldi is s Florentine family with thirty generations dedicated to the production of great wines across six Tuscan estates. Their style brings together tradition and innovation. With the goal of being the most prestigious Tuscan wine producer, Frescobaldi firmly believes in respecting the local land while focusing on the highest quality grapes for its wines. They own over 1,000 hectares of vineyard, all located in excellent areas for the production of fine wines. Directly managed by its family members, the Frescobaldi name is deeply connected with the history of art, culture, trade, finance and wine in Italy. Gambero Rosso awarded them with the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri Winery of the Year Award 2020’, in recognition of its uncompromising commitment to quality and innovation.