Italy

Castellare

Chianti Classico 2022

$32.00
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Description of the Castellare Di Castellina Winery

Domaine Castellare Di Castellina, located in the heart of Chianti Classico in Tuscany, is renowned for its devotion to reflecting the authenticity and richness of the Tuscan terroir. This estate follows ecological viticultural practices to cultivate its vines, producing wines that are not only environmentally friendly but also deeply rooted in Tuscan tradition. Castellare combines ancestral methods and modern technologies to offer wines of exceptional quality.

Description of the Chianti Classico Cuvée

The Cuvée Chianti Classico from Castellare Di Castellina is a perfect example of the elegance and complexity that the Sangiovese grape variety can offer, complemented by small proportions of other indigenous grape varieties. This wine is the result of a rigorous selection of the best grapes, followed by careful vinification and aging in oak barrels. It presents a perfect balance between ripe fruit aromas and spicy and woody nuances, typical of great Chianti Classico.

Aromas of the Cuvée

This cuvée releases vibrant aromas of cherry and plum, accompanied by notes of tobacco, leather and undergrowth. Sweet spices and a slight woodiness enrich the bouquet, bringing additional complexity which makes this Chianti Classico particularly captivating and pleasant to taste.

Characteristics of the Cuvée

  • Grape varieties: Mainly Sangiovese, with other local grape varieties
  • Profile: A wine with a robust structure, well-integrated tannins and refreshing acidity, which together contribute to a long persistence on the palate. Chianti Classico from Castellare is renowned for its elegance, refinement and ability to age gracefully.
  • Aging Potential: This Chianti Classico has excellent aging potential, capable of improving and developing greater complexity over the years in the cellar.

Pairings with this Cuvée

Ideal to accompany traditional Italian dishes such as osso buco, pasta with tomato sauces or grilled meats. This Chianti Classico is also an excellent choice for mature cheeses, where its tannins and balanced acidity can pair harmoniously with the richness of the cheeses.

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