2017 Castello di Volpaia 'Balifico' Tuscany

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JS94

James Suckling suggested we wait until 2021 to taste this “polished red with plum, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors.” It wasn’t easy, but now here we are! Organically grown Sangiovese (65%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (35%) build this dusty, black cherry-laced Super Tuscan blend. Balanced and fresh, with excellent harmony and complexity, this has found its finesse over the last few years in the bottle and it’s ready to smooth over your roughest day.

Located in the medieval village of Volpaia, this extensive estate is more than 900 acres of vineyards, olive groves and woods. Located on a hilltop just north of the town of Radda in Chianti, the estate's vineyards sit between 1,300 and 2,100 feet above sea level in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. With 114 acres under vine and a spare-no-expense approach with the best toys in the cellar, this is one house that you should know about.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
new French oak
Appellation:
Tuscany
Vineyard:
Balifico
Total Varietal Composition %:
65% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1046666
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS94

James Suckling

A polished red with plum, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied with soft, integrated tannins and a pretty finish. Another year or two will give it a little more finesse. From organically grown grapes. Try after 2021.