ColorDeep, dark purple in youth, tending gradually to garnet over timeBouquetRichly perfumed, aroma of violets and cherryTasteSmooth and elegant with an opulent flavor reminiscent of ripe plums, sour cherries and other red berry fruit; with its extended aging capacity, it develops in complexity and finesse
Wine Maker Notes
105 acres of vine planted at altitudes ranging from 1,150 to 1,480 feet in Verrazzano’s limestone-rich soil. Though present in warmer, southern areas of Chianti Classico, limestone is unique to Verrazzano in the cooler, northern portion of the district. The soil here is extremely lean and stony (43% lime, 29% clay, 28% sand). Fertilization is entirely organic.Grapes from selected portions of the Verrazzano vineyards are harvested by hand in October and undergo a 12-15 day maceration period. The wine is aged 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels and bottle-aged three to six months prior to release.