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.
"Castellare's 2012 Chianti Classico is gorgeous. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and wild herbs flesh out in a supple, radiant Chianti endowed with tons of personality. With time in the glass, the 2012 turns floral, delicate and supremely elegant. The 2012 is pure finesse. This is one of the more polished 2012s readers will come across."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni