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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Chianti Classico
Sangiovese 5-8 years Galestro Schist 6.57 ha total
Chianti Classico Riserva “Terrazze”
Sangiovese 10 years average Galestro Schist 6.57 ha total
IGT Toscano Rosso “Solatio”
Sangiovese 9 years Galestro Schist 6.57 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• The name Castagnoli derives from the word “castagno,” or “chestnut tree.” Up until the late 1970s a large forest of chestnut trees existed on the property and was used to provide all the lumber for the estate and subsidiary farms.
• Vineyards planted at altitude of 1300 to 1500 feet
• Rigorous sorting of fruit before fermentation

IGT Toscano Rosso “Solatio”:
• Grapes are destemmed and fermented in large wooden tanks
• Frequent punchdowns
• Wine ages for 18 months in neutral oak barrels (18hl and 4/5hl)

Chianti Classico:
• Grapes are destemmed and fermented in large wooden tanks
• Frequent punchdowns
• Wine ages for 18 months in neutral oak barrels (18hl and 4/5hl)

Chianti Classico Riserva “La Terrazze”:
• Grapes are destemmed and fermented in large wooden tanks
• Wine ages for 16 months in 4/5hl neutral oak barrels and 5 months in 18hl

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Appellation(s)
Chianti Classico Riserva
Producer
Alfred Schefenacker
Founded
1978
Annual Production
2550 cases
Farming
Organic
Website
http://www.castagnoliwine.com/
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