Story of the Wine:
Terrine is the name of the vineyard that produces this wine and it is unusual in that there is a very high percentage, 50%, of the local and often overlooked Canaiolo grape variety. Normally in Tuscany’s wines it is rarely more than 10-15% of the blend. However, Castello della Paneretta is particularly blessed with mature Canaiolo vines of great quality and have decided to put them to good effect. Only now with the resurgence of Chianti over the last twenty years are we seeing a developing interest in this variety. Castello della Paneretta has an enviable reputation for producing top quality wines and this is no exception. It is a large estate of more than 300ha. most of which is woodland, but with 35ha of olives and 22ha. of vineyards.
Grapes: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Canaiolo
Area: The wine is produced from the Castello’s Terrine vineyard near the village of Barberino.
Vine density: 4,200 per ha.
Training system: Cordone Speronato
Harvest: September mid or late depending on the vintage.
Vinification: The two varieties are vinified separately, the Canaiolo at a slightly lower temperature of 300C and the Sangiovese at 320C. The Canaiolo fermentation lasts about 18 days whilst the Sangiovese is about 27 days. The wine also undergoes a malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: Aged for 20 months in French barriques, 1/3 new 1/3 one year old and 1/3 two year old.
Pack size: 6x75cl
Descriptions for the Wine List
1) Terrine, the name of the vineyard, is a full-bodied wine but with a lovely, softer, rich finish.
2) Award winning Castello della Paneretta is regarded as one of Chianti Classico’s best estates and this wine substantiates that position. A single vineyard wine and unusual in using a high percentage of local and under-rated variety Canaiolo. Terrine, the name of the vineyard, is a full-bodied wine but with a lovely, softer, rich finish.
Vintage 2007 Bronze Medal International Wine Challenge 2014
Country: Italy Region: Barberino Val d'Elsa - Toscana Grape: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Canaiolo Product code: 1446 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
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