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2008 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico
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About Castellare di Castellina

The product of five farms joined together, Castellare di Castellina lies near the village of Castellare in the heart of Chianti Classico. Formed in 1968, Castellare covers 80 hectares, 33 of which are planted to a mix of Italian and Bordeaux varieties, namely Sangiovese, Canaiolo, and Cabernet.

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2008 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico

Producer: Castellare di Castellina
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Sangiovese
Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010

(a mainly sangiovese wine with small percentages of native Tuscan grapes such as canaiolo nero; aged in a combination of large oak and barriques Bright red. Highly perfumed nose of sour red cherry, violet and vanillin oak. Enters bright and juicy, offering hints of red cherry and cardamom along with an iron-like quality. Youthfully chewy but smooth tannins on the back.

87 Points | Wine Spectator
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Italy

Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Sangiovese

The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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