Villa Cafaggio San Martino
The 2001 San Martino, the top Sangiovese selection, is quite dark for a wine from this variety. Plum colored, with juicy aromas of blackberries and raspberries. Spicy, penetrating, and additional chocolatey in aroma. Huge amounts of mouth-filling blackcurrant fruit on the palate. Firm and rich in its structure and texture, intense and velvety on the finish. It will easily drink well through 2013.
$88.00 / Bottle $1,056.00 / Case
Since the spring of 2005, Villa Cafaggio has been under the control of Cantina La-Vis e Valle di Cembra, which together with the Girelli family is working to implement a new strategy, injecting fresh new ideas and investment in Villa Cafaggio. Minute attention to detail is employed throughout every stage of the production process; from the moment the grapes are picked, to the moment the wine leaves the winery. Villa Cafaggio is seeking to establish itself as a niche producer of Chianti Classico.
Villa Cafaggio comprise 68 hectares in Panzano, in the "Conca d'Oro" (golden basin) area of Chianti Classico. The Conca d'Oro is blessed with a perfect microclimate, with a high altitude of 400 meters and majority of south facing vinyards. There are 40 hectares of vines at Cafaggio, aproximately 85% of which are Sangiovese and the remaining 15% are Cabernet Sauvignon.
This San Martino wine is produced using Sangiovese clones selected for their slow steady growth and small, intense berries. The grapes have been kept on the vine until mid-October. The San Martino is aged in new small French bariques for 18 months. Aftrwards is stored for further 5-6 months in bottle to make sure it is on top form before it reaches the markets. This wine is 100% Sangiovese.