The Castle of Verrazzano is located in Greve in Chianti, in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena. The Castle became the property of the Verrazzano family in the VII century. Giovanni da Verrazzano, the navigator and discoverer of the bay of New York and of the majority of the East coast of nowadays U.S. was born here in 1485. The famous bridge in New York between Brooklyn and Staten Island was named after him in 1964. 2016 vintage: Grape varieties: 95% Sangiovese, 5% complementary red grapes from the Estate. Vinification: Fermentation at a controlled temperature with a maximum of 28°C and maceration for 15 days with frequent pumping over and fulling. Fining: In French oak barrels of medium capacity for a minimyum 18 months, folowed by 4 months refining in bottle. Taste: Ruby red color with purplish reflexes, intense scent, rich in flavors of red mature fruits such as cherry and blackberry blended with floral notes. The taste is harmonic and with a great balance, good structure, sapid, with oak striations, a fine and sweet tannic component and pleasant hints of red fruits.