Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo DOCG 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$41.00 $32.99
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Item No. 106368
  • red wine
  • WS93
  • ST90
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A rich, luminous ruby red. Appealing, crisp notes of menthol emerge on the nose, blending beautifully with more developed aromas reminiscent of cinchona and tamarind. The wine enters smooth and almost creamy, massive and full, but not in the least aggressive. Tannins are well integrated with the alcohol, and a seductive, tasty finish lingers quite long.

Critical Acclaim

"This full-bodied version shows beautiful dark chocolate and ripe black cherry aromas, with firm tannins and sweet, ripe fruit. Long and very beautiful. Structured. Best from 2010 through 2015. 5,000 cases made. "
93 Points

"The 2006 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardo (Sangiovese) is a vibrant, perfumed offering layered with dark cherries, violets and sweet spices. The French oak is a touch intrusive given the wine’s mid-weight structure. Nevertheless, this is a very fine bottle for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020."
90 Points

"Dark ruby-red. Similar on the n ose to the entry-level Chianti but deeper, with a stronger vanillin oak note and a whiff of dried herbs complementing the red cherry and plum aromas. Plush and silky but also well focused, with ripe flavors of red cherry, plum and sweet licorice. Finishes with smooth-as-silk tannins, an attractive glyceral texture, and an impression of residual sweetness. This is quite enjoyable now, and I wouldn't wait much longer to enjoy it."
90 Points

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The Bossi Castle is located in the town of Castelnuovo Berardenga, the southernmost appellation of Chianti Classico, amidst evergreen woods and long rows of vines. With a history dating back to the 9th century A.D., the estate embraces modern technology, while at the same time respecting the traditional character of the lands of Chianti. This balance has been a key part of Marco...

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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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