Castello di Strozzavolpe

Castello di Strozzavolpe



Intense ruby red color with garnet reflections. On the nose it presents captivating aromas of jam, notes of vanilla and liquorice. The palate is marked by hints of ripe red fruits and sweet nuances of French oak. Pleasingly balsamic and long in the finish.

The label represents the Emperor Henry VII, who occupied the castle and used it as his base for the conquest of the Sienese countryside all the way up to the threshold of Porta Camollia.


Technical sheet

Grapes: 80% Sangiovese,  10% Alicante, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: The castle is surrounded by 32 hectares of vineyards. 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.  

Harvest: October – by hand 

Yield: 50 Quintals per hectare

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

Aging: 16 months in French oak barriques. 3 months in bottle.

Acidity: 5.6

Alcohol: 13% by vol.

Color: Deep ruby red with dark garnet reflections.

Bouquet: Intense bouquet layered with ripe dark fruits, vanilla, toast and licorice.

Taste: Rich and complex  with ripe blackberries, raspberries and dark cherries blended into a fine back ground of wood and elegant tannins. The finish is lengthy and persistent. 

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

Would you like to order
or to taste our wines?