Castello Di Volpaia - Balifico 2004 Ml. 750
From 18 to 24 months
The Castello di Volpaia was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence/Siena border. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia undoubtedly one of the best preserved villages of its period.
Balifico is named after the homonymous vineyard located at 1.350 feet a.s.l., between the celebrated vineyards of Coltassala and Casanova. A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet, it's one of the first Supertuscans acclaimed by the international press.
|Manufacturer||Castello Di Volpaia|
|Ageing and Fining||The wine was moved to Allier oak barriques where it will be left to age for about 18 months.|
|Ageing||From 18 to 24 months|
|Color||Vivid ruby red with a dark purple tinge|
|Aroma||Fine and elegant, scent of blackberry and blueberry combined with a trace of cinnamon and boisée|
|Aroma||Boisé, Fruity, Spicy|
|Taste||Smooth, round with a good structure. Very persisting aftertaste of red fruits.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Sangioveto di Volpaia (a native clone) and Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, T-bone steak (Florentine steak), Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, White meat stew, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Meat Red, Meat White, Cured cheeses|