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Casavecchia 2017 – Vigne Chigi

Casavecchia 2017 - Vigne Chigi
Written by Piero Pardini

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Credits: Vigne Chigi – Campania – Italy

Wine: Casavecchia
Variety composition: 100% Casavecchia.
Alcoholic strength: 13.5% vol.
Vintage: 2017.
Classification: Terre del Volturno I.G.P..
Production area: hilly area of the Municipality of Pontelatone, at the foot of Mount Friento in the province of Caserta.
Soil type: clayey with notable presence of exotic carbonates, south-west exposure, altitude of 200 m a.s.l..
Training system vines: Guyot.
Plant density: 3076 plants/ha.
Yield of grapes per hectare: 70 quintals.
Harvest: Manual harvest in 20 kg plastic crates.
Harvesting period: I – II decade of October.
Vinification technique: the harvested grapes are immediately taken to the cellar, where they undergo crushing and destemming. The tumultuous fermentation takes place in aisi 304 stainless steel fermenters at a controlled temperature, and after the malolactic fermentation that always takes place in the aforementioned fermenters at a controlled temperature of 18-20 ° C, a refinement in oak barrels takes place for 5-6 months.
Refinement in the bottle: 6 months.
Serving temperature: 16°-18° C.

Casavecchia 2017 - Vigne Chigi

© Vigne Chigi

Tasting Notes
Clear, intense ruby red color with purple reflections, good consistency.
On the nose the sample is complex in the range of its aromas: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted. There are hints of slightly withered red forest flowers, berries such as blackberry, black currant, mulberry, juniper berries, licorice, Kentucky tobacco, coffee powder.
On the palate it is quite balanced, with a non-invasive, fine quality tannin.
It is recommended in combination with a pork tenderloin with three peppers.

3 Lupetti

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Azienda Agricola “Vigne Chigi”
Via Corte Rosa, s.n.c
81040, Pontelatone (CE)
Phone +39 338 6534128

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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