Basilica Cafaggio Srl.

Via San Martino 5, 50022 Panzano Greve in Chianti (Fi)
Italy

Telephone +39 055 8549094
Fax +39 055 8549096
info@cafaggio.wine

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand H50

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.18  Toscana

Our products

Product category: Toscana

Chianti Classico Riserva

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Basilica Solatìo was previously produced from 1981 to 1995, and is back on the scene with its 2010 vintage, aiming to become the emblem of Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva. This wine is obtained from the finest grapes in the Solatìo vineyard, in which the Sangiovese variety was planted in the early nineties, and which covers 2,2 hectares in one of the most sun-exposed sites of the entire ‘Conca d’Oro’.
Vine: 
Sangiovese (clone T19; rootstock: 1103 Paulsen)
Vineyard location: 
Solatìo, Conca d’Oro and Panzano in Chianti
Exposure and altitude: 
south, 345 m ASL
Soil composition: 
silty-clay loam soil, originating from grey and olive green marl limestone and calcareous sandstone of ‘Argille scagliose’ (scaly clay) formation.
Training system: 
spurred cordon
Planting density:  
5,400 vines/hectare
Vinification process: 
manual harvesting in early October, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, breaking and soaking of the marc through manual pressing and pump- overs with air, long post-alcoholic maceration of the submerged caps, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, maturation for 24 months in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels, and bottle- aged for six months before sales start.

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Product category: Toscana

Chianti Classico Riserva

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita

Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva is obtained exclusively from Sangiovese grapes. Grown on land owned by the estate, the vineyard, situated in Panzano in Chianti, extends along the sunny slopes of the ‘Conca d’Oro’ (Golden basin), a wine- growing area of great value.
Vine: 
Sangiovese (clone: VCR4-VCR5; rootstock: 1103 P)
Vineyard location: 
Cafaggio, Conca d’Oro and Panzano in Chianti
Exposure and altitude: 
south/south-east/south-west, 320 m ASL
Soil composition:
 
silty-clay loam soil, originating from grey and olive green marl limestone and calcareous sandstone of ‘Argille scagliose’ (scaly clay) formation.
Training system: 
spurred cordon, Guyot
Planting density:
 on average 5,900 vines/hectare
Vinification process: 
manual harvesting in late September and early October, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures, breaking and soaking of the marc through pump-overs with air, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, maturation for 18 months in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels, and bottle-aged for three months before sales start.

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Product category: Toscana

Basilica del Cortaccio

Cabernet Sauvignon

Indicazione Geografica Tipica

Basilica del Cortaccio, an elite vineyard in Cafaggio, comprises 4.2 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, with sensorial attributes that reflect a fine ‘terroir’, evoking the variety of origin. Produced for the first time in 1989, the Basilica del Cortaccio variety is grown according to the principles of organic farming.
Vine: 
Cabernet Sauvignon (clones: 338-118-191-151- 169; rootstock: 110 Richter)
Vineyard location: 
Cortaccio, Conca d’Oro and Panzano in Chianti
Exposure and altitude: 
south-west, 355 m ASL
Soil composition: 
silty-clay loam soil, originating from grey and olive green marl limestone and calcareous sandstone of ‘Argille scagliose’ (scaly clay) formation.
Training system: 
spurred cordon
Planting density: 
7,200 vines/hectare
Vinification process: 
manual harvesting in mid-October, alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, breaking and soaking of the marc through manual pressing and pump-overs with air, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, maturation for 18 months in French oak (Tronçais and Allier) barriques that have been used once previously (medium-toasted), and bottle-aged for six months before sales start.

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About us

Company details

"Conca d'Oro", the land of Chianti
Villa Cafaggio covers approximately 60 hectares, of which 30 are cultivated as specialised vineyards and about 10 as olive groves. The remaining area is woodland. Situated in the hamlet of Greve in Chianti, in Panzano, the estate is nestled in the ‘Conca d’Oro’ (Golden basin), an area recognised as the finest zone for producing Chianti Classico.
Basilica Cafaggio srl produces four “Chianti Classico”: Basilica Solatìo Chianti Classico Riserva, Basilica San Martino Chianti Classico Riserva, as well as one Chianti Classico Riserva and one Chianti Classico. Furthermore, Cafaggio produces other two ‘Cru’: Basilica del Cortaccio Cabernet Sauvignon and Basilica del Pruneto Merlot.

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