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  • 2019 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico

2019 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico

$30.00
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Tuscany - Chianti Classico

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WS 92   JS 91        

 

Wine Spectator 92 ~ Aromas of graphite and eucalyptus are distinctive, giving way to a core of ripe, juicy black cherry, black currant, tar and tobacco flavors. Firm yet balanced in a youthful, exuberant way, with a lingering finish of both fruit and balsamic notes.

 

STAFF PICK - DECEMBER 2021

Castellare di Castellina makes absolutely beautiful Chianti Classico. The estate boasts some of Chianti's highest elevation vineyards that are naturally low yielding resulting in a pure expression of mostly Sangiovese with a touch of Canaiolo. The estate is home to several species of birds which live with protected status amongst the vines or in the adjacent olive groves. Each year a different bird is featured on its label, for 2019 it’s the red-backed shrike, as a reminder of their increasing rarity due to the use of poisons and herbicides at other vineyards in the region. No synthetic chemicals are used in the Castellare vineyards, out of respect for nature and to enable the production of organic wines. The 2019 shows beautiful red berry fruits and exotic spice on the nose. On the palate, the generous fruit is complemented by brown spice, mineral notes, and a touch of cigar box. The finish is long and luscious and brings the pure fruit back into focus.

- JR Smith
Wine Director