Cafaggio Cortaccio opens with delicate aromas of cassis, tobacco and cedar. The robust palate delivers mature plum, clove and espresso alongside chewy tannins. Long and pleasant finish.
At an altitude ranging from 300-400 meters a.s.l. and covering a surface area of roughly 60 hectares, Cafaggio’s conca d’oro vineyards have been renowned for the extraordinary wines they produce since the Renaissance and beyond (literally translated, conca d’oro means “golden shell”; it can also translated as “golden bowl” or “golden basin”).
As the name suggests, the conca is a steep natural amphitheater with southern exposure, ideal for the cultivation of grapes that will be transformed into richly flavored wines with marked structure and immense aging potential.
Located in the heart of Panzano commune, one of the five Chianti Classico DOCG villages where Chianti was originally made (the only five townships where Chianti Classico can be produced today), the conca d’ora’s soils are a mix of rocky galestro limestone (an olive green type of limestone unique to Chianti) and calcareous sandstone with a “scaly clay” texture and plasticity. With excellent drainage that gives the vines extra vigor as their roots search for the water table, the soil types combined with the altitude and exposure make the estate’s vineyards one of the most coveted fine wine growing sites in all of Tuscany.
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