Story of the Wine:
Torre a Destra, literally ‘tower to the right’, is now the name of Castello della Paneretta’s Riserva wine. This estate has a high % of old sangiovese vines, which give the wines an excellent structure. The 22ha. of vineyards are on the western edge of the Chianti Classico district and part of a larger estate of about 309ha, most of which is woodland. This wine is developing the growing trend in the region for optimising the local grapes, rather than using French imports, and then using modern vinification and ageing methods to produce the best wine possible.
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Area: From the Castello della Paneretta vineyards between the villages of Barberino and Castellina.
Vine density: Nearly ¾ of the Paneretta vineyards are at a density of 5,000 vines per ha.
Training System: Cordone Speronato
Harvest: September, mid or late depending on the vintage
Vinification: Fermented in both stainless steel and wood at a maximum temperature of 330C. The fermentation and maceration took a total of 35 days. Then there is the malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: Aged for 20 months half into new French barriques and the other half into French oak barrels of 30hl.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for Wine List
1) This wine is from a careful selection of the best parts of the vineyard and then partially barrique aged to give the wine an extra roundness and weight.
2) Literally ‘tower to the right’; Torre a Destra is a Chianti Classico Riserva in the more modern style. The estate’s old vines are highly regarded for the quality of fruit they produce and then made into wine by one of Tuscany’s best winemakers. This wine is from a careful selection of the best parts of the vineyard and then partially barrique aged to give the wine an extra roundness and weight.
Vintage 2008 Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2015
Tuscan Trophy: International Wine Challenge 2006
Gold Medal: International Wine Challenge 2006
Country: Italy Region: Barberino Val d'Elsa - Toscana Grape: 100% Sangiovese Product code: 1444 Pack size: 6x75cl
A very old estate, dating from 1569, it was originally owned by the famous Florentine family of Strozzi. It has recently been revived with the advent of a new owner. Its great strength is the wealth of old vines in the vineyards, which invariably give the wines a great depth and complexity
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is the world’s most respected blind-tasted wine competition, which judges each wine for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. The rigorous judging process means that each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges.