2020 Cafaggio Sangiovese di Toscana

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2020 Cafaggio Sangiovese di Toscana

Tasting Notes

The wine shows an intense ruby-red color with purple hues. The smell of red fruits recalls cherry, sour cherry, raspberry and blueberry. The scent will outline light spicy notes of coffee and black pepper.

2020 Cafaggio Sangiovese di Toscana

Producer

Since the Renaissance and beyond, Cafaggio's conca d'oro vineyards—which can also be translated as "golden shell," "golden bowl," or "golden basin"—have been renowned for the exceptional wines they produce at an altitude ranging from 300-400 meters above sea level and encompassing a surface area of about 60 hectares.

The conca, as its name suggests, is a steep, naturally occurring amphitheater with a southern exposure that is perfect for the growth of grapes that will be transformed into wines with intense flavor, distinct structure, and significant aging potential.

The conca d'ora is situated in the center of Panzano commune, one of the five Chianti Classico DOCG villages (the only five townships where Chianti Classico can be produced today) where Chianti was first manufactured.

The soil types, in combination with the height and exposure, offer the vines exceptional vigor as their roots look for the water table, making the estate's vineyards one of the most sought-after quality wine-growing locations in all of Tuscany.

Cafaggio is an active participant in the 1995-founded Unione Viticoltori di Panzano (Panzano Grape Grower and Winemaker Union), a group that supports and aids in the promotion of the township's wineries.

Review

  • Rated 91 by James Suckling
"Cherry and vanilla aromas follow through to a medium body with medium, round tannins and a straightforward finish. Drink now."

    Specifications

    Year 2020
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Sangiovese Grosso
    Country Italy
    Alcohol content  12.5%
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle
    9.4 units
    Type Red 
    Food Matches It goes well with red meat, both to the plate and stewed, particularly tasty and spicy. Its youth and vivacity ensure a perfect marriage also with meats, sausages, and fresh hams.
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Appellation Tuscany