Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2010

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 124409
  • WS90
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Style: Smooth & Supple

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The Chianti Classico has a vivid ruby color and robust aromas of fresh red fruit with hints of cherry. This is a well-structured wine with a fruity finish.

Critical Acclaim

"A fresh, crisp red, lending a tightness to the feel and linear profile. With air, this turns richer, offering plum, coffee and leather notes. Assertive tannins mark the long finish. Decant now, or cellar."
90 Points

"This distinctive Chianti Classico has a multifaceted bouquet of iris, crushed cherry and truffle along with accents of meat and balsamic herbs. It has a delicious wild cherry flavor, with a hint of orange zest. It’s already enjoyable thanks to its forward personality."
90 Points

"Very intense purple-ruby color. Plum, blackcurrant and inky herbs on the nose. Suave and dense on the palate, with juicy flavors of small black forest berries offering excellent clarity and cut. The long finish shows a beautiful mouthwatering quality, with harmonious acids that really extend the flavor. One of the most successful Volpaia Chiantis in recent memory. Still, although I realize that Chianti allows up to 20% other grapes in the blend, I feel it's a shame to see sangiovese-based wines with this sort of deep purple hue."
90 Points

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dougar - Tucson, AZ (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/9/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
My wifw and I have been drinking this wine for some time along with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Oro Valley, AZ. We are so glad we found it on your site. Thank you.
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Learn About Castello di Volpaia Map ItMap It

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...

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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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