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2010 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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2010 Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico

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

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2012

Moderately saturated dark red. Red cherry, camphor and a leafy note on the nose. Suave in texture but also a bit peppery, showing an herbal quality to the simple red fruit and floral flavors. Seems only moderately ripe but the tannins are smooth.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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