Castellare Chianti Classico 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 98444
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

This Chianti is brilliant ruby red with an ample bouquet of violets, iris and vanilla followed by thick layers of fruit on the palate. Dry and full bodied with hints of almond and slight notes of tobacco. This is a concentrated, consistently round wine with a velvety feel and a lingering finish.

Recommended with roast beef, tripe, pecorino toscano cheese and hearty dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Plum and Indian spices, with a floral bouquet. Medium-to full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a rich finish. Balanced. Very pretty indeed."
90 Points

Learn About Castellare Map ItMap It

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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