Basilica del Cortaccio, an elite vineyard in Cafaggio, comprises 4.2 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, with sensorial attributes that reflect a fine ‘terroir’, evoking the variety of origin. Produced for the first time in 1989, the Basilica del Cortaccio variety is grown according to the principles of organic farming.
Colour: Dark red with purple hues
Aroma: Attractive blackberry and blackcurrant character with hints of walnut and leather.
Palate: Medium to full body, juicy fruit and a flavorful finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: Maturation for 18 months in French oak (Tronçais and Allier) barriques that have been used once previously (medium-toasted), and bottle-aged for six months before sales start.
Awards: 92pts – James Suckling; 93pts – Wine Spectator
History of Villa Cafaggio
More than 600 years of traditions. Villa Cafaggio covers approximately 60 hectares, of which 30 are cultivated as specialised vineyards and about 10 as olive groves. The remaining area is woodland. Situated in the hamlet of Greve in Chianti, in Panzano, the estate is nestled in the ‘Conca d’Oro’ (Golden basin), an area recognised as the finest zone for producing Chianti Classico.
The estate’s documented history goes back as far 1408, when it was named Cahago (“”enclosed field””; similar to the French clos). and was owned by the Benedictine monks of Siena. It had several different owners over the years, and in 2016, the property was purchased by ISA, a private equity investor based in Trento.
Basilica Cafaggio srl produces four “Chianti Classico”: Basilica Solatìo Chianti Classico Riserva, Basilica San Martino Chianti Classico Riserva, as well as one Chianti Classico Riserva and one Chianti Classico. Furthermore, Cafaggio produces other two ‘Cru’: Basilica del Cortaccio Cabernet Sauvignon and Basilica del Pruneto Merlot.