Chianti Classico Docg Capotondo 2017

In vineyard

Sangiovese 88% and Canaiolo 12%, the soil is characterized by the predominant presence of galestro and alberese stone with a small percentage of boulder and sandstone. The 2017 vintage was one of the most drought of the last decades, rains only showed up in early September helping the ripening process. To face this abnormal weather situation, it was essential to pay particular attention to the condition of the vineyard. Thanks to the great care, precision and the many operations in vineyard, we managed to harvest healthy and excellent quality grapes.

In cellar

The grapes are collected and carefully selected. Maceration takes place in concrete tanks for 25/30 days. The wine is then placed in steel tanks until the month of December, after which it takes a step into a large barrel and barrique of third or fourth ride for 10-12 months, allowing for the ripening of tannins. It follows an ageing in bottle for 8 months.

Tasting notes

Red colour laden with pleasant purple tones. Good body, good acidity and freshness, with prevailing floral notes, hints of red rose and violet.
The scents of red fruits prevail, with mature fruit trends as the red fruit, blueberry, cherry and plum, slightly spicy. A wine of great harmony, typical and balanced, of great character.

Plus

A distinguished personality that exalts the altitude of Castelvecchi, situated between 450 and 600 meters above sea level. A wine that promises to evolve sublime over time, expressing a great longevity.

Pairings

Wide wine, excellent for all meal and to accompany first tasty dishes as sausage and mushroom lasagne, baked red meat or platter of cold cuts and cheeses of medium maturing.

Try Chianti Classico Capotondo pairing with Fettuccine Alfredo, find the recipe here!

Taste at 18°C

Bottle size

750 ml

Alcoholic content

13,5% by Volume

  • Sulfites: 80 mg/l
  • Sugars: 0,5 gr/l
  • Acidity: 6,2
  • PH: 3,42
  • Vineyard: Colle Petroso - Ciliegio - Vigna Maggio - Corto
  • Placing: Radda in Chianti loc. Castelvecchi
  • Planting: 2,5 m x 0,80 m - 2,80 m x 1 m
  • Planting year: 1990-2008
  • Hectares: 11
  • Density: 3500-5000
  • Yield: 65 q/Ha
  • Bottles produced per year: 60000
  • Recognitions and Awards

    • 2018

      Chianti Classico Capotondo 2015
      90 points Gilbert & Gaillard Guide 2018

      Chianti Classico Capotondo 2015
      4 grapes Bibenda 2018

      Chianti Classico Capotondo
      Silver Medal Texsom International Wine Awards

      Chianti Classico Capotondo 2015
      Silver Medal, 90 points at Decanter Wine Awards 2018

      Chianti Classico Capotondo 2015
      90 points in Wine Enthusiast buying guide by Kerin O’Keefe

    • 2017

      Chianti Classico Capotondo 2014
      best Chianti Classico at blind tasting – Radda nel Bicchiere

    • 2016

      Capotondo 2014
      Silver Medal (points
      91) at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016

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