Calistri

Lago di Corbara DOC Sangiovese

“…never before has Umbrian Sangiovese reached its pinnacles of palatal harmony between grape-full-ness, tannicity, and expressive fruit power.”
Luca Maroni Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2019

Type of soil

The vineyard is located on a hillside, at 250 m above sea level, with a south/southwesterly exposure. The soil is alluvial, loose and rich in mineral particles; the ideal substratum to allow a most authentic expression of this variety’s characteristics.

Grape Variety

Calistri is the ultimate expression of the Sangiovese grapes planted by the local land owners in the 1970s, following their keen intuition and ensuing rigorous land studies. Calistri grapes thus originate in the oldest vineyard of the estate, and are only harvested by hand by carefully selecting the best bunches. The outcome is this extraordinary brew of pure Sangiovese.

Vinification

The grapes are vinified at a controlled temperature ranging between 25° and 28°C. The maceration phase lasts 15 to 18 days. After the first fermentation is completed, the second (malolactic) fermentation takes place in 225-liter French oak casks, where the wine is kept for 16-18 months. It is then bottle-aged in our thermoregulated cellars (15°-16°C) for 7-9 months.

Sensory Evaluation

Rich ruby red in colour, the nose is of violets and tobacco, with tones of sweet liquorice. Full and round to the palate, softly tannic; enveloping and balanced, with a lingering aftertaste.

Food pairing

Wonderful with flavourful, juicy dishes, especially steak and aged cheese.

Awards

Gold medal – Vinitaste Monde Selection 2022

Calistri 2018

Third Place for Best Red – Luca Maroni 2019

Calistri 2015

Bronze medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Calistri 2013

Bronze medal – International Wine Challenge 2014

Calistri 2011

Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

Calistri 2011

Bronze medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Calistri 2010

Calistri

Lago di Corbara DOC Sangiovese

“…never before has Umbrian Sangiovese reached its pinnacles of palatal harmony between grape-full-ness, tannicity, and expressive fruit power.”
Luca Maroni Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2019

Vinification

The grapes are vinified at a controlled temperature ranging between 25° and 28°C. The maceration phase lasts 15 to 18 days. After the first fermentation is completed, the second (malolactic) fermentation takes place in 225-liter French oak casks, where the wine is kept for 16-18 months. It is then bottle-aged in our thermoregulated cellars (15°-16°C) for 7-9 months.

Food pairings

Wonderful with flavourful, juicy dishes, especially steak and aged cheese.

Sensorial analysis

Rich ruby red in colour, the nose is of violets and tobacco, with tones of sweet liquorice. Full and round to the palate, softly tannic; enveloping and balanced, with a lingering aftertaste.

Grapes

Calistri is the ultimate expression of the Sangiovese grapes planted by the local land owners in the 1970s, following their keen intuition and ensuing rigorous land studies. Calistri grapes thus originate in the oldest vineyard of the estate, and are only harvested by hand by carefully selecting the best bunches. The outcome is this extraordinary brew of pure Sangiovese.

Type of soil

The vineyard is located on a hillside, at 250 m above sea level, with a south/southwesterly exposure. The soil is alluvial, loose and rich in mineral particles; the ideal substratum to allow a most authentic expression of this variety’s characteristics.

Awards

Gold medal – Vinitaste Monde Selection 2022

Calistri 2018

Third Place for Best Red – Luca Maroni 2019

Calistri 2015

Bronze medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

Calistri 2013

Bronze medal – International Wine Challenge 2014

Calistri 2011

Commended – Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

Calistri 2011

Bronze medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

Calistri 2010
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