100% Sangiovese. The very best parcels of Castagnoli are matured in oak for 24 months. The name of our Riserva derives from the ancient Tuscan stone terraces that shape the visual of the vineyards and winery.
Grapes are picked by hand in small boxes. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous with natural yeasts in 1 ton vats. The extraction of color and tannins is facilitaed by punching down. Maceration of skins is occuring very delicately: Berries are falling from the destemmer directly into the vats without passing through a pump or tubes, hence remaining intact and crush solely due to the weight of berries themselves. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques.