Casaloste Inversus 2016
Its name derives from a rare congenital condition "Situs Inversus " in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored. Federico d'Orsi , Giovanni and Emilia's second son, was born with this rare syndrome.
This wine is dedicated to him and that's why Federico's fingerprint is on the label. The choice of this particular name also derives from the unpredictable status of nature and its capacity of being able to be "reversed " unto itself and its laws. “Inversus” is also a new interpretation of the Chianti Classico territory that is able to express its best not only through its typical grape - Sangiovese - but also through Merlot grapes that seem to have found in Panzano a great opportunity for potentiality.
Varietal: Dry Red
Aromas: The balance and finesse to this wine is beautiful with sliced plum, cherry and berry character with deep purple colour. The nose shows hints of raisins with blackberry, liquorice and just a hint of tar. The palate is fairly bodied, full of rich fruit and hints of Christmas spices and laden with rich, ultra-fine velvety tannins and a bright finish. Drinkable now but better in 2017. Made from organically grown grapes.
Bottle Closure: Cork
Serving temperature: 17°C
Vinification: Small sized stainless steel vats using selected yeasts and controlled temperature, with reassigns, “delestage” with “macroboulage”. For 16 months in French oak barriques (Allier) 30% new, 70% one year old with microboulage (microxidation).
>> "Some of my favorites from 2009 include: Sassicaia (98 points), Guado al Tasso (97), Messorio (97), and Solaia (97). Some of the high-scoring wines that may be less known to you include: Chianti Classico’s Casaloste Inversus, Riparbella’s Castiglion del Bosco Prima Pietra, and Valdarno’s Caberlot. I scored all three of these 96 points....It’s amazing how many excellent to fabulous vintages Tuscany has experienced recently: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. I honestly didn’t expect to find so many superb wines from the 2009 vintage after so many marvelous wines from earlier years."
-JAMES SUCKLING on 2009 Super Tuscans-
>> "The Casaloste Toscana Inversus 2009 at No. 7 shows how Tuscany’s Chianti Classico region makes superlative reds. This is a blend of Merlot and Sangiovese from organically grown grapes. The winery is near the town of Panzano – arguably Tuscany’s answer to the great Burgundy village of Vosne-Romanee."
-Rated one of James Suckling's Top 10 Wines of 2012 chosen from the thousands of excellent wines he tasted during the year.-