Calistri Sangiovese is a single blend of Sangiovese grapes selected from the oldest vineyards of Castello di Corbara called “Calistri, overlooking the Castle.
The vineyard was planted in 1972 and trained with the ancient “capovolto” method (an Umbrian-Tuscan style) which today has been converted into spur cordon.
The vineyard extends over a surface of 3 hectares with an annual maximum production of 3000 bottles, made only during the best vintages.
|Area of production||Hilly slope at 250m above sea level with south, south-westerly exposure.|
|Name of the Cru||Calistri|
|Type of soil||Sand, alluvial substrata and gravel|
|Training system||Spur cordon with 6-8 buds|
|Yeald per hectare||Max 50q/Ht|
|Harvest||Middle and end of September with manual grapes selection.|
|Vinification||The grapes are processed in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures between 25°-28°c. Maceration lasts 15-18 days with repeated plunge down of the cap.|
|Ageing and affination||After the first fermentation the MLF takes place in small French oak barrels of 225l (barriques), were the wine rests for 16 months. Once bottled the wine undertakes at least 7/9 months of affination in our thermo ventilated cellar.|
|Nose||small deep nose with floral notes of violet, dark mature fruits, liquorice and tobacco.|
|Taste||silky and round entrance, with soft tannins and good acidity. Smooth progression of the wine with a long finish.|
|Best with||Succulent meat dishes, Florentine steak, stew, pasta with rich meat sauces, mature Umbrian cheeses|