Castello di Strozzavolpe

Castello di Strozzavolpe


Chianti Classico
Gran Selezione

Gold medal “Best Chianti Classico Gran Selezione of the 2016 vintage” 30th edition of the “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2023”

Ruby red color with garnet reflections. Intense aroma of red berry fruit and notes of spice. Full bodied and persistent in the mouth.  The tannic texture integrates harmoniously with the warm notes of the French oak.

The label represents the castle, which, with great majesty, overlooks the Sienese hills.


Technical sheet

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese 

Vineyards: The castle is surrounded by 32 hectares of vineyards, 7 of which are in Chianti Classico. The vineyards are protected by a thick woods of live oaks and the high altitude provides an enviable and well-ventilated exposition. The stony-calcareous soil is rich in fossils and minerals which give the wines an admirable structure. The warm days and cools nights enhance an already seductive bouquet. The vineyards lie at 350 meters. Vines are an average of 25 years old. Only 7% of all Chianti Classico Riserva has the quality to be awarded Gran Selezione.  

Harvest: October – by hand

Yield: 50 Quintals per hectare

Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures with maceration on the skins for 15 to 20 days during which time the juice is pumped daily over the skins.

Aging: 18 months in French oak tonneaux. 3 months in bottle.

Acidity: 5.6

Alcohol: 13% by vol.

Color: Deep ruby red with dark garnet reflections.

Bouquet: Complex bouquet layered with dark fruit, irises, violets and warm wood tones.

Taste: A noble wine with a full -body. It is harmonic and elegant with a velvety and long lasting finish. 

Foods: Roasted or grilled game and red meats. Pastas with wild boar or hare sauce, lasagne, polenta and wild game. Porcini mushroom dishes.

Enologist: Roberto Tarzariol

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