The existence of the Castle of Volpaia is already documented in a tax writing of 1172: it is a castle built around the 10th century, in a border area between Florence and Siena, to protect the Florentine borders from its strategic position, on a hill between two small valleys. The vocation of those lands to agriculture and viticulture meant that from the beginning even the land owned by the castle were defended by a wall. After peace, in the 16th century, between Pisa and Florence, Volpaia was able to devote himself with greater commitment to the production of wine, so much so that in 1841 he was called “poggio vinifero” (wine-growing hill) in the Historical Geographical Dictionary of Tuscany. The hills of Volpaia, owned, over the centuries, of the most famous Tuscan land families, such as the counts Capponi, the Canigiani and the marquises Bartolini-Baldelli, are currently owned by the family Stianti Mascheroni, who drive their winery with passion, following a biological approach.
In the range of the produced wines, Il Puro is the Chianti Classico highest expression. Its grapes come from the “Capo di Berto”, a small plot dedicated, since 1943, to the study of Sangiovese clones biodiversitye, with vines without American rootstocks, survived to phylloxera. From this plot come the plants grafted into a 2001 vineyard (Casanova), intended for the production of this wine, limited to just 1440 bottles.
This 2015 vintage shows an evident consistency combined with a blood-ruby color of pigeon, really inpenetrable. The nose reveals hints of cooked plum, black cherry jam, blood orange, carob, violet, dried rose petal, fire-cured tobacco, ripe tanning, fungal undergrowth, vinyl and empyreumatic hints. The mouthfeel is fresh, despite the good alcoholic content (14,5 Dios), with a well present but very elegant tannin and with a retro-olfactory return of red fruit, vinyl and empyrrhematic touches that accompany the sip until a long tasy-The mouthfeel is fresh, despite the good alcoholic content (14,5 Dios), with a well present but very elegant tannin and with a retro-olfactory return of red fruit, vinyl and empyrrhematic touches that accompany the sip until a long sapid-sour closure.
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