Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2020 Castellare di Castellina
The Castellare di Castellina wine cellar was born in Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti Classico, from the union of four estates (Castellare, Caselle, San Niccolò and Le Case) made by Paolo Panerai with the aim of producing wine of the best possible quality. Those were the 1970s when the so-called Renaissance of Italian wine had begun. From the beginning, the famous Tuscan winery made a great contribution to the "Renaissance," holding tradition and innovation together. Tradition in caring for the vines and soils, distinguished between campi and sodi (where campi are the easiest soils to work and sodi the hardest but best plots for growing vines), in choosing to still make a wine according to the Tuscan-style method of governance, in respecting Chianti Classico by using only indigenous grape varieties, and in producing a great wine, recognized internationally as one of the greatest reds in the world, using only indigenous Tuscan grape varieties.
Chianti Classico riserva from the famous Tuscan winery Castellare di Castellina is a red wine produced at 95% from Sangiovese grapes and at 5% from Canaiolo grapes.
It is a careful selection of the best grapes from the estate, to obtain in each vintage a wine that best interprets the Chianti Classico territory. It is an elegant, harmonious wine with a flavor that becomes increasingly velvety with the passage of time.
It has a reddish-red color. The nose has an intense bouquet of violets and a finesse that increases more and more with the passage of time. On the palate it proves rather dry and harmonious, but also slightly tannic, with a flavor that becomes increasingly velvety with the passage of time.
Alcoholic fermentation took place in steel tanks.
2020 Decanter 5 stars
2020 Wine Advocate 92/100
2020 Wine Enthusiast 92/100
2020 Wine Spectator 93/100
2019 James Suckling 92/100