The Carleone di Castiglioni estate is located in Radda in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti. It takes its name from the village of Castiglioni founded in 1078 when the monks of Badia al Coltibuono founded it. On this land there is also a typical Tuscan farmhouse called Pian Vecchio, where the Egger family has recently planted some white wine. The entire property is 100 hectares, of which approximately 30 hectares are mainly Sangiovese vineyards and some olive trees, some of which are older than 60 years. The Tenuta di Carleone winery was born in 2012. Sean O’Callaghan, his friends of him “il One Eye”, were asked to join and help build a small artisan winery that produces Sangiovese classically. The company is organic and biodynamic. Nothing is added to the wines, grappa or olive oil.
The wine production process is carried out using steel containers, concrete and porcelain eggs, inside which the wine is left to infuse for a period of 40-60 days. Subsequently, the wine is aged for 18 months in steel and concrete containers.
Intense ruby red color with violet hues. Aromas of red fruit on the nose: ripe cherry, raspberry, herbaceous nuances and hints of black pepper and even gunpowder. In the mouth full body, great freshness, fine, with a discreet softness and elegance, great balance overall also with the tannins.
Ideal pairing with steak, however with meat-based first courses, stews, stewed meats and game.