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Castello di Lamole - 'le Stinche' - Sangioveto - Chianti Classico, Tuscany, IT - 2014
Castello di Lamole - 'le Stinche' - Sangioveto - Chianti Classico, Tuscany, IT - 2014
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Castello di Lamole - 'le Stinche' - Sangioveto - Chianti Classico, Tuscany, IT - 2014

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**Vinification:** Sangioveto is fermented in stainless steel or cement wine tanks, then refined for at least twelve months in cement tanks.  **Aging: **From 12 to 24 months in old French barriques. Maturation continues in the bottle for a further 12 months.  **Tasting:** We prefer to provide wine lovers with a description of the physical and intellectual pleasure enjoyed as a result of the tasting.  **Pairings:** Recommended and more classic pairings are with: grilled red meats, game, roasts, braised meats, mature cheeses.  **Vineyard: **The vineyard of the label is located on the slopes of the historic Castle of the same name. This wine comes from vineyards at an altitude between 500 and 550 metres a.s.l., with south-west to north-west exposure. Sandy-loamy soils rich in soil skeleton from the decomposition of the Chianti massif, with isolated patches of clay with schists (galestro). The spurred cordon training system is used. --- Lamole. A small piece of land, nestled on the slopes of Mount San Michele. For centuries, “**_lamulae_**” (flat parcels of land on a steep slope) have been admirably suited to vine growing. **Lorenzo De'Medici "il Magnifico"**, appreciated the wine of Lamole and the Grand Duke Emanuele Repetti (1833) emphasised the fact that Lamole could only be reached on foot and that _the vines planted among the stones of this hill produced the much-praised fine wine of Lamole_. A place made of passion, barely contained by small stony terraces that make the steep slope cultivable. A place for a few patient producers. Fattoria di Lamole has always maintained the unique identity of a small village. Since 2003, its terraces have been recovered and also the traditions of the ancient Lamole winemaking culture, which had disappeared when the population decreased from 900 to 70 inhabitants, following the exodus from the countryside in the 1950s and 1960s. Vine-growing on terraces, without arms for manual cultivation, disappeared and was replaced by methods of planting vineyards and mechanised cultivation methods approved for those of different vine-growing areas.  In 2018, the company continued to rebuild the dry-stone walls of the historic terraces thanks to the valuable contribution of **[O.P.R.A Equipe](http://www.opra-equipe.com/)**. ## **Age-old history.** The roots of the Socci family, first mentioned in Lamole as far back as 1071, are steeped in History and Legend. The beginning of a centuries-old path is documented with the presence of Adam, Santi and Maffeo Socci, who were standard bearers in the Lega Val di Greve in 1612, 1643 and 1655. Since 2003, Giorgio's son, Paolo Socci - a historical figure among the Chianti Classico winemakers of the Greve area and the surrounding area - has been working on a complex plan to restore the historic vineyards and ancient buildings of the estate. He has transformed a centuries-old family business into wines of sheer excellence and refinement, in perfect harmony with the vocation of the place.
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