Castelli del Grevepesa comes from a small group of like-minded growers who work together to produce this Sangiovese based wine using traditional Tuscan methods. With prime vineyards throughout Tuscany, they are able to secure grapes from favored sites. After being harvested by hand, this wine is fermented before aging in large oak barrels for an extended period, adding complexity and harmony.
The Clemente VII proves high quality, delicious wines that offer great value are still available if you know where to look. Finding a great tasting Sangiovese from the "classico" area recognized as producing the highest quality Chianti at this price is compelling.
Intense ruby red colored wine. Elegant aromas of fresh flowers, wild berries, leather and tobacco. Medium plus bodied with ripe well integrated tannins that make it velvety and polished on the palate. Red and black fruit flavors along with notes of licorice, a hint of spices and toasted vanilla. The taste profile is in perfect harmony and well balanced.
WINE SPECTATOR 92 POINTS - "Rich and lush, with a bittersweet chocolate accent to the black cherry and blackberry fruit. Mineral and tobacco notes enter the mix as this cruises to a long, expansive finish. Drink now through 2022."
Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Its contribution is about 45–50 million hl per year, and represents about ⅓ of global production. Italian wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation. Italy's twenty wine regions correspond to the twenty administrative regions. The 73 DOCG wines are located in 15 different regions but most of them are concentrated in Piedmont, Veneto and Tuscany. Among these are appellations appreciated and sought after by wine lovers around the world: Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino (colloquially known as the "Killer B's"). Other notable wines that in the latest years gain much attention in the international markets and among specialists are: Amarone della Valpolicella, Prosecco di Conegliano- Valdobbiadene, Taurasi from Campania, Franciacorta sparkling wines from Lombardy, Chianti and Soave, while new wines from the Centre and South of Italy are quickly gaining recognition: Sagrantino, Primitivo, Nero D'Avola among others. The Friuli-Venezia Giulia is world famous for the quality white wines, like Pinot Grigio.
Sangiovese is a red Italian wine grape variety. Though it is the grape of most of central Italy from Romagna down to Lazio, Campania and Sicily, outside Italy it is most famous as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, although it can also be used to make varietal wines such as Sangiovese di Romagna and the modern "Super Tuscan" wines like Tignanello. Young Sangiovese has fresh fruity flavors of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavors when aged in barrels. While not as aromatic as other red wine varieties such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, Sangiovese often has a flavor profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. Wines made from Sangiovese usually have medium-plus tannins and high acidity.