Vigneto La Casuccia
La Casuccia was first produced in 1985, the first wine to celebrate the nuptials of sangiovese and merlot in Chianti Classico. A firmly-structured wine, it nonetheless exhibits strikingly silky tannins and remarkable ageing potential.
La Casuccia vineyard, which covers an area of 12.58 hectares (31.07 acres), was planted between 1964 and 1975. The altitudes range from 480 to 526 meters (1,575-1,726 ft.). The terrain is relatively uniform throughout the zone with soils consisting primarily of clayey-calcareous matter. The vines are trained in the vertical espalier system with pruning in the simple Guyot format on 6.79 hectares and open lyre on 5.79 hectares. The vineyard is divided into 17 parcels planted mostly in traditional varieties specified in the production code. Two of the parcels are planted in Merlot. This wine is not produced every year, but only in exceptional vintages and in limited quantities. The first vintage was 1985.