Castello di Volpaia

Tuscany, Italy

Citto, Toscana IGT – 2009

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  • Introduction

    • In the Tuscan dialect, “Citto” means “a young boy.” In the tradition of Bordeaux Châteaux — Mouton Rothchild has its Mouton Cadet, Cheval Blanc has its Petit Cheval — Castello di Volpaia has its Citto.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Estate vineyards in the Chianti Classico and Maremma regions of Tuscany

    • Cultivation: Certified organic
  • Vinification

    • The grapes were destemmed and crushed, then fermented in stainless-steel vats for 10 days at 26°-30°C (80°-86°F). After eight days, the juice was drained off the skins. Malolactic fermentation occurred in stainless steel.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 65% Sangiovese, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Production (in cases): 7,000 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 3.59
    • p H: 5.27g/L
    • RS: 1.59g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2009 Citto is a vivid ruby color. This generous, silky wine displays ripe fruit aromas with intense cherry and red berry flavors on the palate.