Castello La Leccia

(Chianti Classico)

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Castello La Leccia is the typical Tuscany estate everyone deams about. Situated on an hill near Siena surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, the castle is an old fortress you reach through a long alley of cypresses.

It is owned by an enthusiastic young man, Francesco Daddi, able to communicate his passion to everyone who works with him. With the help of Paolo Salvi, the famous enologist, he produces wines of increasing quality.

Appellation: Chianti Classico

Localization: Castellina in Chianti

Vineyard: 18 hectares; 12 in Chianti Classico, planted 3,500-4,500/ha

Yield: 1.2 kg / 2.64 lbs per vine, harvested by hand

Soil: Marl, argillaceous slate

Grape varieties: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo

Vineyard practice: Short trimming, natural fertilizer, by hand harvest and grape sorting

Fermentation: 14 day soak and fermentation. Careful, in cool cellar, oak casks

Ageing: 8 months in French (Allier) barriques

Color: Deep ruby color.

Aromas: Lively fruits

Palate: A medium body, balanced, with very smooth tannins

Analysis: Alcohol: 13.45 %

Extract: 27.1

Acidity: 5.02

pH: 3.52