Campaccio “Collezione” Toscana IGT

Terrabianca is located in the heart of Chianti Classico (about 12 kilometers outside of Siena and 15 kilometers outside of Florence), in an area with unusual terrain whose characteristics inspired the name: “Terra Bianca” actually means “white terrain” in Italian and it refers to the light color of the soil. After eight hundred years (when this soil and property seems to have been first mentioned), there is still a strata of chalk, sand and clay, which is predominantly calcareous, and it lends itself to the making of gorgeous wines. Roberto Guldener and his wife Maja currently own the winery and have greatly invested in the vineyards, replanting, researching and selecting clones that would thrive in this soil. Since 1988, the winery has grown to 124 hectares (307 acres), with hillside vineyards, manicured olive groves, and thick woodlands at an altitude of 250-500 (820-1,640 feet) above sea level. The vineyards are all high density and the choice of clones aims to bring out the best in each individual terroir. Owner Roberto Guldener believes that “Wine is a lifestyle, a creation that needs to match life; this is what makes it so fascinating. In our cellar, we have all the vintages produced from 1989 onwards: our history, a life dedicated to wine.” Terrabianca has a second property in the warm mineral-rich Maremma, 43 miles away, called Il Tesoro (“Treasure”, in Italian). This second estate is home to 4,000 olive trees, some of which are 350 years old, as well as Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards; the latter two varieties are particularly suited to this distinct terroir. All of the grapes are transferred to Radda within a few hours of picking, where they are vinified and bottled.

Campaccio’s cellar reserve is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from two vineyards in Radda in Chianti (calcareous-cretaceous substrata of sand and clay) and Massa Marittima in Maremma (loamy soil evolving into red earth). The vines face south and the grapes are generally harvested in early fall. Each variety is separately vinified in stainless steel tanks. The wine ages in French oak (300 liters) for about twenty-four months and in bottle for at least twelve months. A lovely bouquet of red fruit, notes of vanilla and licorice and hints of toasted coffee. Unbelievable richness, and complexity on the palate, structured, silky texture. This reserve is graced with a red lacquer stamp in place of a paper label.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, USA, New Zealand, Puerto Rico

Grape Varieties:

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

Two weeks

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

28-30 °C (82.4-86 °F)

Maceration technique:

Traditional whit délestage

Length of maceration:

Two weeks

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

Vegetal gelatin

Aging containers:

Oak Barrels

Container size:

300 L

Container age:

New

Type of oak:

French

Bottling period:

Springtime

Aging before bottling:

24 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Campaccio

Vineyard location:

From vineyards located in Radda in Chianti and Massa Marittima, Maremma, Tuscany

Vineyard size:

10 hectares (24.7 acres)

Soil composition:

Calcareous-cretaceous substrata of sand and clay in Radda and northwestern exposure and loamy-textured soil and red earth in Maremma

Vine training:

Spurred cordon

Altitude:

350-412 meters (1,150-1,350 feet) above sea level in Radda, 260 meters (650-850 feet) above sea level in Massa Maritima

Vine density:

2,260-2,510 plants per acre

Yield:

1kg/vine

Exposure:

Southwestern in Radda and northwestern exposure in Maremma

Years planted:

1999-2011

Age of vines:

8-20 years old

Time of harvest:

September/October

First vintage of this wine:

1990

Total yearly production (in bottles):

20,000

Tasting notes:

Intense, deep ruby with slight garnet hues; a bouquet of red fruit, notes of vanilla and licorice, hints of toasted coffee. Unbelievable richness, and complexity on the palate, structured, silky texture.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Pairs well with red meats, game, and aged cheese.

Aging potential:

Over 25 years

Alcohol:

Alc. cont. 13,5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Vittorio Fiore