Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna La Prima
Castello Vicchiomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna La Prima from Tuscany
The La Prima Chianti Classico Riserva from john Matta of Castello Vicchiomaggio has to be one of the finest examples of vegan red wine we have ever tasted.
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.
Fermentation in temperature controlled tanks with pumping-overs. Matured in French oak barriques for 18-24 months.
A richly coloured wine showing oaky tones complemented by rich, smoky fruits and a lovely, mellow texture finishing on a sweet, ripe note.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
At room temperature with roast vegetables, especially mixed with garlic and mature vegan cheese
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Chianti Classico DOCG