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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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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2010
(100% merlot done in large oak casks and barriques; 34 g/l dry extract) Inky ruby. The initially closed nose offers fresh black plum, bay leaf and milk chocolate with aeration. Enters the mouth creamy and rich, showing enticing flavors of dark berries, minerals and chocolate. The finish features youthfully chewy tannins that are considerably smoother than some overextracted vintages of the past, and a pretty violet note.