• Located in Conca d’Oro, at the heart of Panzano commune, one of the five Chianti Classico DOCG villages where Chianti was originally made. • Conca d’Oro (which translates as “The Golden Valley”) is the perfect terroir for Sangiovese grape growing: a steep natural amphitheater with southern exposure, optimum altitude, mineral-rich soil. • The first Classico winery to produce Chianti with 100% Sangiovese grapes. • One of the most awarded wineries of the Chianti Classico region. • Cafaggio, together with all the other producers from the Conca d’Oro, cultivates its vineyards organically. • 60 hectares (148 acres) of vineyards, mostly Sangiovese. • 4 Crus, the “Basilicas”, cultivated with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. • Vintage collection available. • The winery is an active member of the Unione Viticoltori di Panzano (Panzano Grape Grower and Winemaker Union), founded in 1995, an association that supports the township’s wineries and helps to promote their wines. • Elevation: around 400 meters above sea level (1310 feet). • Soil: mix of rocky galestro limestone (an olive green type of limestone unique to Chianti) and calcareous sandstone with a “scaly clay” texture and plasticity.
The conca d’oro (“gold basin”) amphitheater vineyard at Cafaggio is one of Chianti Classico’s most renowned. The fruit sourced from this organic certified growing site is vinified in a traditional style, with the Sangiovese aged in large-format botti and the Cabernet Sauvignon in small, new French barriques.
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