Wine Spectator 88 points - Ripe and opulent, revealing cherry and tomato flavors, accented by chocolate and spice, with tobacco and underbrush notes on the finish. Merlot. Drink now through 2020. 50 cases imported. BS
(Jun 15 2013)
Castello di Cacchiano is located in the Chianti Classico, in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, near the village of Monti. Founded in the 10th century by the Baron Ricasoli-Firodolfi, the fruit was always sold that is until 1974 when Baron Alberto Ricasoli-Firodolfi and his wife Elisabetta Balbi Valier began producing wine under their own label, Castello di Cacchiano. The current owner, Giovanni Ricasoli- Firidolfi, is also the winemaker. 77 acres of vineyards are planted at an altitude of 1,247-1,312 feet on calcareous clay, crumbled limestone and sandstone. The estate is primarily planted with Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino, Malvasia and Merlot.
|The Cacchiano Castle is located in the heart of the Chianti region and was founded in the 10th century by the Ricasoli family, a prestigious noble family with Longobard origins dating back to the age of Charlemagne. The Ricasoli family has owned the castle for more than 1.000 years.
The numerous archaeological finds discovered in this area and their particular relevance prove that the origins of the castle go back to the Roman period.
During the Middle Age, the Castle of Cacchiano, which was situated in the territory belonging to the city of Florence, played a crucial role in the battles between Florence and Siena defending, together with the Castle of Brolio, the Florentine territory first against the Sienese and their alleys and then against the Aragonese.