Blend: 100% Black Canaiolo grapes.
Description: Canaiolo has always been an underestimated grape variety, actually in its simplicity it astonishes by its freshness, intensity and firm structure, yet it is not too intrusive compared to the immediate drinkability and pleasure. Numero 8 is a niche product since harvest 2003.The producer is trying to explain the tuscan territory through its autoctonous vines that characterize the immense potentiality and diversity of it.Ageing in barriques for 8 months and further refinement in bottle.
Colour: Ruby red.
Bouquet: Very fruity, variegated, fresh and floral with aromas of violet.
Taste: Medium-bodied. Tannic structure with light balsamic hints and smooth and silky tannins, not aggressive nor intrusive, characteristics of this particular wine.
Curiosity: The sign Numero 8 is related to 4 factors: it is the eighth wine of Castelvecchio, it has aged for eight months in barriques, Otto is the name of Filippo’s Golden Retriever and finally, 8, is the infinity symbol and relates to the infinite emotions that each wine is able to transmit. The original label has been elaborated on a first design of the florentine artist and restorer Chiara Piani.
Serving suggestions: Goes especially well with vegetable based dishes, fresh cheeses, salami, fish soups, fish (tuna). Excellent as aperitif. Not for long aging. Serving temperature 15°-17°.
Grapes from our vineyards: Canaiolo Lombardi – Vineyard of 40 years.