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 – GALILEO ROSSO D’ITALIA
Sangiovese, Primitivo and Syrah. The grapes for this wine come from selected vineyards in Italy.
The grapes are selected and picked by hand. The must undergoes maceration over the grape skins for 10-12 days. Following the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is then refined for a short period in cement and then in the bottle.
Color: intense and ruby red.
Bouquet: fresh, intense and complex, with ripe red fruit aromas.
Taste: medium bodied with a good structure, it has a pleasant freshness and a nice smooth finish rich in jam notes.
Very versatile wine, it combines well with every course based on pasta, white or red meats. Also very pleasant drank by itself. Serve at a temperature of 16/18 °C.
ABV: 13,50% vol