Castello di Verrazzano is an estate winery in Località Verrazzano in Greve in Chianti in Tuscany, Italy. The estate claims to have made its first wines in 1070. The estate, which has two look out towers, enjoys a strategic position between Siena and Florence (Firenze). Verrazzano is named after Giovanni da Verrazzano who lived here, and discovered New York harbour. Red wines are made under the Chianti Classico DOCG. Vin Santo is made under the Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC.

Owner: The vineyards were replanted by Cappellini Family from 1958.

Owner: Luigi Giovanni Cappellini.

Vineyards: 220 hectares of land of which 50 hectares of vineyards. On a hillside. 130–440 metres. The highest part of the estate is woodland. The vineyards extend from the limit of the wood to the whole underlying valley, within boundaries unchanged for centuries.

Terroir: Clay-calcareous soil. East facing. Elevation of 280-450m asl.

Organics: Fertilization is organic, vineyards are mechanically weeded

Organic certification2014 First vintage with full organic certification.

Winemaking: 100% hand picked. Concrete and stainless steel vats.

Sparkling wines

Spumante di Verrazzano: 100% Chardonnay.

White wines

Toscana Bianco IGT, Ser Chiaro:

Toscana Bianco IGT, Donna Clara:

Pink wines

Toscana IGT Rosato, Il Rosé

Red wines

Toscana IGT Rosso, Verrazzano

Toscana IGT Rosso, Particolare: A SuperTuscan.

Chianti Classico DOCG, Castello di Verrazzano2015 Slight blur to the fruit (Anteprima 2018). | 2016 95% Sangiovese, 5% other grapes. | 2017 Dark red, ripe fruit, velvety (Anteprima 2020).

Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Castello di Verrazzano: 2014 Slightly stretched, reasonable given the poor year (Anteprima 2018). | 2015 95% Sangiovese, 5% other grapes. 

Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Valdonica2013 100% Sangiovese. | 2015 100% Sangiovese. 

Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Sassello: Single site wine. 3.7ha. 40% clay, 40% schist-clay (galestro). | 2013 100% Sangiovese. | 2016 100% Sangiovese. Smooth dark fruit, plenty of texture (Antepriama 2020).

Bottiglia Particolare: 1997 Bottled. | 1998 Bottled. | 1999 Bottled.

Minituscan: 2018 90% Sangiovese, 5% each Merlot and Trebbiano Toscano.

Vin Santo

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC, Castello di Verrazzano: 2011 100% Trebbiano Toscano.

Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC Riserva, Castello di Verrazzano:

Contact

Castello di Verrazzano

Loc. Castello di Verrazzano

I-50022 Greve in Chianti (FI = Firenze), Italy

Tel+33 055.854243 | www.verrazzano.com