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Castelluccio Sangiovese Ronco Dei Ciliegi 2011

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Owned by the renowned oenologist Vittorio Fiore, Castelluccio was originally founded in the 1970s. In the 1980s Vittorio Fiore became the consulting winemaker and in 1999 he purchased the majority of shares in the property.Castelluccio is nestled in the Modigliana Hills, between the two towns of Faenza and Forlì, at an altitude range of 750 - 1500 feet above sea level. The territory is known as Emilia Romagna and was part of Tuscany until the 1930s. Castelluccio extends approximately 150 acres, with 36 acres of vineyards and 6 acres with olive trees. The soil is compact layered marl and limestone, the location is composed of micro-areas called “ronchi”, referring to the rock formations that protrude from the mountain side, and render a very high quality of grapes. Sangiovese di Romagna, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are the main grape varieties grown at Castelluccio. Sangiovese di Romagna is indigenous and expresses perfectly the character of the terroir and is a central grape to some of the world’s greatest wines.The name "Ronco dei Ciliegi" means "Vineyard of the Cherry Trees" - a nod to the two large, old cherry trees found by the vineyard. The Sangiovese grapes for this wine are planted on south-eastern facing slopes for maximum sun exposure and are harvested during the first week of October. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in French oak for 12 months.

Region: Italy » Emilia-romagna

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Winery: Castelluccio
Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Owned by the renowned oenologist Vittorio Fiore, Castelluccio was originally founded in the 1970s. In the 1980s Vittorio Fiore became the consulting winemaker and in 1999 he purchased the majority of shares in the property.Castelluccio is nestled in the Modigliana Hills, between the two towns of Faenza and Forlì, at an altitude range of 750 - 1500 feet above sea level. The territory is known as Emilia Romagna and was part of Tuscany until the 1930s. Castelluccio extends approximately 150 acres, with 36 acres of vineyards and 6 acres with olive trees. The soil is compact layered marl and limestone, the location is composed of micro-areas called “ronchi”, referring to the rock formations that protrude from the mountain side, and render a very high quality of grapes. Sangiovese di Romagna, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are the main grape varieties grown at Castelluccio. Sangiovese di Romagna is indigenous and expresses perfectly the character of the terroir and is a central grape to some of the world’s greatest wines.The name "Ronco dei Ciliegi" means "Vineyard of the Cherry Trees" - a nod to the two large, old cherry trees found by the vineyard. The Sangiovese grapes for this wine are planted on south-eastern facing slopes for maximum sun exposure and are harvested during the first week of October. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in French oak for 12 months.

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