Falchini Castel Selva

The first vines of Chardonnay grapes were planted in 1980 at Casale Falchini in San Gimignano under the precious advice of Riccardo Falchini’s friend and enologist Dott. Giacomo Tachis as part of a two experimental vineyard site. The name of the wine Castel Selva comes from the original name of the Roman village which was founded by the Roman General Silvius, when they fled Rome during the Emperor Catilina’s riots. That same village centuries later took on the name of San Gimignano. Castel Selva also means “Castle in the Forrest”. After a careful hand selection of Chardonnay grapes picked during the harvest, we soft press the grapes and the must is then placed in small French oak barrels were the fermentation of the wine and then the ageing happens for a total of 10 months. Once bottled, the wine completes its refining in the winery’s cellars for at least another 4 months before being sold. Main features: Light straw yellow with brilliant golden highlights; very fine bouquet, persistent, with appealing hints of vanilla, orange, citrus and spices; dry and deliciously mature, with a very graceful and elegant minerality, slightly nutty with floral honey.

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Grapes Chardonnay
Winery Falchini
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
District San Gimignano
Village Casale
Color White
Alcohol 14%
Organic Organic
Production Method Winemaking: the vinification is carried out off the skins, soft pressing the grapes. The fermentation occurs with selected yeasts in French oak barrels (225 lt.) in a temperature-controlled room with frequent batonnages. After the fermentation is completed, the wine is aged a few more months, for a total of 10 months in the barriques in contact with the lees, before it isbottled.Aging: this wine can age for about 5 to 8 years if stored in a dark, cool place away from light, for a long period of time; store bottle horizontally
Food Pairing Best with: saffron or yellow curry risotto, roasted or spiced white meats, noble fish, lobster and crab. This wine can also be paired with soft aged cheeses from Italy and France.
Style Medium bodied
Vintage 2015
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Weight 1

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