Castelvecchio Il Castelvecchio Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $17.00 $14.99
Save $2.01 (12%)
Item No. 126788
  • ST90
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red color. Intensely fruity with hints of ripe red berries on the nose. Moderately dry but soft, good persistence, acquiring a velvety texture with ageing in bottle.

Critical Acclaim

"(a 90/10 blend of sangiovese and merlot; aged for 12 months in barriques 50% new; 14% alcohol) Dark red. Musky, reduced aromas of redcurrant, red plum and underbrush, along with a dusty quality that mostly dissipated with aeration. Then light, fresh and clean on the palate, with smooth, persistent flavors of pomegranate, red berry and cherry."
90 Points

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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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