2019 Castellare Chianti Classico Tuscany 375ml
Winemaker 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.
Pair this wine with lasagna, ragù sauces, roasted rabbit, or braised veal shank.
In the town of Castellina, one of Chianti’s best locales, Castellare’s vineyards are at 1200 feet elevation – only a few Chianti Classico vineyards are higher. The vineyards of this 46-acre property are found in a natural amphitheater in the heart of the Classico region. At Castellare, the yield-per-acre is very low, far lower than the maximum level allowed by Chianti Classico DOCG rules, which enhances the concentration of aromas and flavors.
Wine Spectator - "Aromas of graphite and eucalyptus are distinctive, giving way to a core of ripe, juicy black cherry, black currant, tar and tobacco flavors. Firm yet balanced in a youthful, exuberant way, with a lingering finish of both fruit and balsamic notes. Sangioveto and Canaiolo. Best from 2022 through 2030."
James Suckling - "Aromas of redcurrants, raspberries, pine and cedar. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and bright acidity. Juicy and precise on the palate with good structure and a flavorful finish. Drink or hold."