Fattoria Il Palagio

Chianti "Cellini"

Fattoria Il Palagio wines are the fruit of experience and total devotion to the land and the vine. If you were to pick up a handful of soil from the vineyards you would find the classic Tuscan dusty, rich earth as well as seashells telling of the ancient history their vineyards hold. Il Palagio cultivates classic varietals like Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Vernaccia, as well as international varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Their wines are a stunning value, each offering up balanced fruit, thoughtful and talented winemaking, and sumptuous, classic Tuscan flavors on the palate.

Tasting Notes

Color : Ruby-red with garnet reflections Bouquet : Fine, with scents of cherries, wild berry fruits, and violets. Flavor : Dry and fresh, with good body and agreeable tannins. Food Combinations: It is excellent with richly-flavored dishes, especially the traditional specialties of Tuscan cuisine.


Cultivation

The soil is moved between rows for seeding of leguminous plants and grass essences through green manure. In this manner the chemical and physical characteristics of the soil are improved. Manual pruning and selection of gems to define the productive load are made during winter and spring.


Vinification

Vinification takes place after delicate crushing of the grapes with Ganimede method. The must macerates on the skins for 1-2 weeks in order to favor the extraction of color and other polyphenolic substances


Aging

The wines are aged in steel tanks and French oak barriques.

APPELLATION

DOCG Chianti

VARIETAL

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other

ABV

12.5%

SOIL

Loamy soil, clay

PHILOSOPHY

Traditional

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