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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 1998
Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 1998
(search item no. 20848)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: intensely ruby red.

Bouquet: Highly characteristic and delicately fruity.

Taste: Full and harmonious.

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About Castello di Volpaia:

Castello di Volpaia overlooks the village of Radda in Chianti. The town was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the Florence/Siena border. Although only part of the original protective walls and two of its six towers are still standing, the medieval layout and buildings within the village are still intact, making Volpaia one of the best preserved villages of its period. Just as it has been for the last 900 years, the entire village is intimately involved in the production of wine and olive oil. The cellars, bottling plant, barrels and olive press are nestled within the original stone walls that have been carefully restored by owners Carlo Mascheroni and Giovannella Stianti Mascheroni and their children, Nicoló and Federica.