Castellare di Castellina Poggio ai Merli

75 cl

This is made from 100% Merlot from grapes picked from a single vineyard. Tuscany's calcareous soil has proven to be fantastic ground for Merlot. This wine has a unique character thanks to the strategic position of the vines. Aged in French durmast barriques for between 15 and 30 months.

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Castellare di Castellina Poggio ai Merli

This is made from 100% Merlot from grapes picked from a single vineyard. Tuscany's calcareous soil has proven to be fantastic ground for Merlot. This wine has a unique character thanks to the strategic position of the vines. Aged in French durmast barriques for between 15 and 30 months.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Dark fruits, black cherries, liquorice
Palate Very full bodied with strong explosive flavours, well balanced with lots of depth
Colour Deep purple
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Merlot
Alcohol % 13.5
Style Dry, medium bodied
Estate/Producer Castellare di Castellina
Country Italy
Region/AOC Tuscany
Vintage 2007
Making Techniques Harvested during the first days of September and vinified in steel tanks for between 18 and 25 days at a controlled temperature (28ºC). Aged for 15 to 30 months in French oak barriques, one third of which are first use.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now, or keep for up to ten years
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Robert Parker 95 Points. 'The Poggio ai Merli is Castellare's single-vineyard Merlot. For whatever reason, it is not a wine I tste all that often, but I should as the 2007 is a stunner. Dark cherries, scorched earth, smoke, liquorice and leather are some of the aromas and flavours that burst drom the glass in this huge, explosive wine. This is far from easy-going, open 2007. Rather it is a wine that reconsiles the opulence of the year with tons of underlying structure to the extent rarely seen in this vintage. TheFench oak (33% New) adds volume and depth, but without marking the wine at all.'
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points
Stephen Tanzer 92 Points

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