Inside Cerviolo Red Toscana IGT, of San Fabiano Calcinaia Tuscan tradition and international vines are exalted in this supertuscan obtained from the best grapes of Sangiovese, Cabernet S. and Merlot. It rests in barriques of first and second passage for 20-22 months, and refines in bottle for at least one year. Elegant wine of great character, destined for a long aging.
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|Variety||sangiovese 34%, cabernet sauvignon 33% , merlot 33%|
|Designation||Toscana Rosso IGT|
|Alcohol Content||14% vol.|
|Formats||Bottle of 750 ml.|
|Tasting||Color: intense ruby red with violet shades. Scent: very persistent and complex, purple and cherry tones. Hints of licorice, pepper, vanilla, cocoa and tobacco. Taste: large structure, warm and enveloping with very persistent aftertaste.|
|Food matches||Stewed Meat, Game, Roasted Beef, Aged Cheese, Mixed cold cuts|
|Service temperature||16° – 18° C.|
|Suggested glass||Large calyx with a long stem|
|Scores||James Suckling 92/100|
The farm of San Fabiano in Calcinaia is located among the hills of the prestigious Chianti countryside.
Guido Serio and his wife Isa arrived at San Fabiano in 1983 and immediately made investments aimed at producing quality wines. They have gradually made progress over the time, renewing the vineyards, the wine-making chain, the bottling and the cellar for refining the wine in wooden barrels.
San Fabiano Calcinaia produces wines appreciated all over the world: Chianti Classico vintage, Chianti Classico Riserva “Cellole”, Cerviolo Rosso Igt, Cabernet sauvignon Igt, Casa Boschino Igt, Cerviolo Bianco, a small production of the traditional Vin Santo of Chianti Classico, and of Grappa of Chianti Classico “Cellole”; as well as, of course, the perfumed and fragrant extra virgin olive oil.
The territory of Chianti Classico, which stretches between Florence and Siena, has kept intact, for the most part, its appearance. The agriculture constitutes the predominant activity, an aspect that made this country unique.
The work and dedication of man have further amplified the natural beauty of the place. For the characteristics of climate, soil and altitude of the land in this area is particularly suitable for the production of fine wines.
Pride of this region is Chianti Classico wine.
In Castellina the Consortium of Chianti Classico in 1924 was formed , and the wine obtained the prestigeous name of DOCG in 1984.