Castellare di Castellina

Castellare Chianti Classico 2018, Tuscany, Italy

£11

These vines sit in a stunning south eastern facing amphitheatre and produce a wine packed full of cherries, plums, spices, tobacco and liquorice. The finish is refreshing and minerally.

GRAPE

  • Sangiovese

WHAT IT GOES WITH

Beef, veal and poultry

YEAR

2018

ABOUT THE VINEYARD

Covering 80 hectares of Italy's celebrated Chianti Classico region, Castellare di Castellina unites four formerly independent winegrowing estates - Castellare, Caselle, San Niccolò and Le Case. This was the idea of Paolo Panerai, a figurehead of the 1970 renaissance of Italian wine. Only indigenous Tuscan grapes are used at Castellare di Castellina, along with a combination of classic and contemporary production techniques. Academics of the Universities of Milan and Florence advise on the methods adopted by this vineyard, leading to a reputation as one of the finest producers of red wine in the world.

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