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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.
90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - August 2014
(95% sangiovese and 5% canaiolo nero): Bright medium red. Penetrating fruit-driven aromas of red plum, sour red cherry, minerals and flowers. Lush yet graceful, with harmonious ripe acidity giving shape to the wine's red fruit and flint flavors. Finishes broad and persistent, with rather polished tannins. This excellent entry-level Chianti Classico could use just a little more concentration for an outstanding score, but the nose is an absolute knockout, so I'll be generous.