Castellare di Castellina Chianti Classico 2015

Unavailable

We're sorry, but this product is not currently available.

ws
90

Located in the Chianti Classico commune of Castellina, this Castellare offering is comprised primarily of the local Sangiovese grape, Sangioveto. Research begun in the late 1970s allowed Castellare to isolate this clone and enabled the winery to make this very unique style of a Tuscan classic.

Tasting Notes

A bright ruby red in color, this Chianti Classico shows well-integrated aromas of tart red cherries, tobacco, sunbaked earth, and a hint of cedar spice. On the palate, firm structure and refreshing acidity make it a very versatile food wine.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with lasagna, ragù sauces, roasted rabbit, or braised veal shank.

Category Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Chianti Classico
Brand Castellare di Castellina
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorIntense aromas of ripe cherry, wet limestone and wild herbs are backed by leather, tobacco and tar flavors. Shows complexity, balance and fine length, with a long aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2030. 8,300 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, July 31, 2017