Since 1925 the Straccali wine estate in Tuscany, founded by its namesake Giulio Straccali, has been in the vanguard of progressive Chianti wine producers. An expert enologist, entrepreneur, farmer and wine producer, Giulio Straccali was above all a man of vision.
Through the wines of Tuscany, he sought to communicate to the rest of the world the scents, colors and flavors of his beloved homeland.
Convinced of the need to protect and nurture the reputation and quality of Chianti wines, Straccali consistently showed a pioneering spirit. He was instrumental in the founding of the Black Rooster Consortium and from 1942 until his death in 1969, he served as Vice President.
In 1978 Italo Zingarelli, founder of the Rocca delle Macie estate in Castellina in Chianti, as part of his long-term business strategy and sharing the same dream set out by Giulio Straccali many decades earlier, purchased the company from the Straccali family.
Today the Straccali Estate is still very proudly owned by the Zingarelli family, managed by Sergio, Italo’s son, with the collaboration of his wife and children Andrea and Giulia.
GIULIO STRACCALI – CHIANTI CLASSICO D.O.C.G.
Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo and Merlot 10%. The grapes for this wine come mainly from selected vineyards located close to San Casciano village.
The grapes for the Chianti Classico are selected and picked by hand. The must undergoes maceration over the grape skins for 12-14 days. Following the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is then aged in Slavonian or French oak barrels for a period of 6 to 10 months and refined further in the bottle for about one month.
Color: lively ruby red. Bouquet: fruity, with hints of a light spiciness released by the wood of the barrels. Taste: savory and full bodied, with flavors of dark cherries mingled with violet notes and a hint of herbs.
It pairs well with grilled meats, salumi or hearty pasta.
Serve at a temperature of 16°-18°C.
ABV: 13,00% vol