Castellare Chianti Classico Riserva 1998

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $31.99
Item No. 44916
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Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby red with an ample bouquet of violets, iris and vanilla. Deep layers of fruit. Dry and full bodied with hints of almond. Also exhibits slight notes of tobacco. This is a concentrated, consistently round wine with a velvety feel and a lingering finish. Recommended to accompany roasted meats and game. In Tuscany, this wine is very popular with pheasant.

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The vineyards of this 46 acre estate are found in a natural amphitheater in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region. The story of Castellare is the story of Paolo Panerai, who entered the world of winemaking at age 37 after a career in Italian journalism. Panerai feels it is important to understand and respect the experience of the world's best wineries and to apply this...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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