Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva Agostino Petri

Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva Agostino Petri

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Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva Agostino Petri from Italy

The Agostino Petri Chianti Classico Riserva from Castello Vicchiomaggio is a truly magnificent example of vegan red wine at it's finest. Enticing sweet, ripe fruit on the nose and a flavour of concentrated black cherries with rich, almost opulent tannins. A velvety wine with great complexity.

The historical origins of Castello Vicchiomaggio can be traced back to the 5th century. The present owners, the Matta family, acquired the property in 1964 and restored it back to its former splendour. The estate, with 150 ha, is one of the largest in the area, and of these, 32 ha are dedicated to the vine. Castello Vicchiomaggio produces several styles of wine, from the traditional to the innovative. The hallmark of John's wine is elegance. Perfumed, stylish and all with beautiful balance. These wines truly show off the Sangiovese grape at its best. Vicchiomaggio is consistently classified amongst Italy's top estates and John Matta has been named IWSC Italian Winemaker of the Year four times in the last 14 years.

Vinification
Fermentation in temperature controlled tanks with medium length maceration on skins Matured in French oak barriques for 6 months and then in large oak barrels (25-50HL) for a further 9 months.

Viticulture
Cordon

Tasting Note
Enticing sweet, ripe fruit on the nose and a flavour of concentrated black cherries with rich, almost opulent tannins. A velvety wine with great complexity.

Everyday Serving Suggestion
Roast vegetables and rich vegan dished like wild mushroom risotto

Awards
Silver Best In Class (IWSC 2011)

Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Chianti Classico DOCG

VegetarianVegan

Winemaker
John Matta

Additional Resources:
http://www.vicchiomaggio.it/