Wine Castello di Verrazzano, "Sassello", Rosso di Toscana IGT, 1999
Wine purple color with garnet hue.
The wine has an elegant, smooth taste with a strong structure, notes of ripe fruit, spices, oak, vanilla and long pleasant aftertaste.
Full-bodied, rich flavor of the wine is filled with notes of violets, combined with hints of ripe fruit.
The wine is recommended to serve red meat, game and aged cheeses.
Verrazzano picturesque castle located on a raised area Chianti Classico, in the world's first area of grape growing and wine production, which in 1716 was officially proclaimed the Great Count Cosimo III de 'Medici. The owners of the castle were the Etruscans, then the Romans, and in the 17th century, the family Verrazzano acquired its ownership. The castle is known that it was here in 1485 was born discoverer of North America Giovanni Verrazzano. Now the owner of the castle - Luigi Cappellini (Luigi Cappellini), thanks to his patient work castle has retained its ancient splendor. Castello di Verrazzano is located in the heart of historic vineyards, first mentioned in a manuscript from 1170, which is stored in the Abbey of Passignano.