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Castello di Volpaia Toscana Citto 2011

Castello di Volpaia Toscana Citto 750ml 2011     
Sku: 1841572

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Citto by Compagnia di Volpaia follows a precedent set by the great chateaux of Bordeaux. Mouton Rothchild has its Mouton Cadet, Cheval Blanc has its Petit Cheval and Castello di Volpaia has its Citto. Indeed, “Citto in Tuscan means “a young boy. Citto by Compagnia di Volpaia is a blend of organic Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes from the family’s IGT vineyards in Chianti Classico and Maremma. Castello di Volpaia overlooks the village of Radda in Chianti. The town was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the border of Florence and Sienna. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia one of the best preserved villages of its period. Just as it has been for the last 900 years, the entire village is intimately involved in the production of wine and olive oil. The cellars, bottling plant, barrels and olive press are nestled within the original stone walls that have been carefully restored by owners Carlo Mascheroni and Giovanella Stianti Mascheroni and their children, Nicolo and Federica.

Tasting notes
This generous and silky red presents ripe fruit aromas and intense cherry and red berry flavors.

Technical notes
This wine is a blend of organic Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapes from the family’s IGT vineyards in Chianti Classico and Maremma. After destemming and crushing, the grapes are fermented in stainless steel for 10 days. After the first fermentation is complete, the wine remains in contact with the skins for an additional eight days and malolactic occurs in stainless steel.

Other text
In the Tuscan dialect, “Citto” means “a young boy.” In the tradition of Bordeaux Chateaux — Mouton Rothchild has its Mouton Cadet, Cheval Blanc has its Petit Cheval — Castello di Volpaia has its Citto.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine, Organic
 
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