Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S Niccolo

75cl

The flagship of Castellare. Created in the early 1980s to demonstrate that native grapes could produce a wine with all the power and grace of a Super Tuscan.  The name "I Sodi" refers to land that is difficult to till (the grapes must be hand-harvested), and "San Niccolò" is an abandoned church on the Castellare property.  This wine captures both the rich history of the vineyard as well as the Sangioveto grape's enormous potential.

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Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di S Niccolo

The flagship of Castellare. Created in the early 1980s to demonstrate that native grapes could produce a wine with all the power and grace of a Super Tuscan.  The name "I Sodi" refers to land that is difficult to till (the grapes must be hand-harvested), and "San Niccolò" is an abandoned church on the Castellare property.  This wine captures both the rich history of the vineyard as well as the Sangioveto grape's enormous potential.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Beautiful aromas of crushed blackberry and dried flowers
Palate Aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Solid and concentrated yet balanced, although a little chewy needs bottle age. Might need some bottle ageing.
Colour Intense red with garnet tints
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75cl
Grape Variety 85% Sangioveto and 15% Malvasia Nera
Alcohol % 14%
Style Dry, Full Bodied
Estate/Producer Castellare di Castellina
Country Italy
Region/AOC Tuscany
Vintage 2014
Making Techniques Aged in French Barriques, 50% new.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential 20 Years

Tags: tuscany, Wine, Italian Wine, i sodi di s niccolo, chianti, castellare, tuscan wine, chianti, red wine, italian wine, wine, castellina