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Castellare I Sodi S. Niccolo 2010

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750ML / 13.9% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

I Sodi di San Niccolò was created in the early 1980s to demonstrate that native grapes could produce a wine with all the power and grace of a Super Tuscan. The name "I Sodi" refers to land that is difficult to till (the grapes must be hand-harvested), and "San Niccolò" is an abandoned church on the Castellare property. This wine captures both the rich history of the vineyard as well as the Sangioveto grape's enormous potential.

Full-bodied, with firm yet fine-grained tannins, I Sodi di San Niccolò is a rich and elegant wine that offers aromas of ripe cherries, dark berries, and currants which are complemented by notes of vanilla, leather, and cedar. On the palate, this wine is full and rich with high aging potential.

Critical Acclaim

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JS 96
James Suckling
Ripe cherry kirsch, crème de cassis, spice, warm wood and panna cotta. A rich mouthfeel and a creamy texture. Hedonistic, full-bodied and robust. Drink in 2016.
RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A super charmer and immediate crowd-pleaser, the 2010 I Sodi di S. Niccolò is pure and buoyant with a focused sense of fruit sharpness and great intensity. The single-vineyard blend is 85% Sangioveto (the name this estate prefers to call Sangiovese) and 15% Malvasia Nera. The oak presence looms large with soft spice and dark concentration that caress the palate. Sweet tannins ride on the long finish of this baritone Tuscan red.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Offers a mix of herbs and oak spice, with hints of chocolate, amaro and coffee marking the black cherry and plum flavors. Muscular tannins line the finish. Ripe and long, showing a freshness that bodes well for aging. Sangioveto and Malvasia Nera.
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Castellare, Italy
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The Castellare estate is one of the best examples of tradition in the area. The winery’s owner, Paolo Panerai, has closely studied the world’s best wineries and applied this understanding and experience to viticulture in Italy. The Castellare property, located in Tuscany’s Castellina in Chianti, has become a virtual refuge for wildlife, including many of the birds pictured on their labels. With each vintage, the Castellare label shows a different bird, symbolizing the estate’s commitment to environmentally sound cultivation. The birds selected for the labels are among the rarest creatures in Chianti, and represent birds threatened by extinction, mostly due to synthetic chemical products and hunting, both of which are forbidden on this property. In the town of Castellina, one of Chianti’s best locales, Castellare’s vineyards are at 1200 feet elevation – only a few Chianti Classico vineyards are higher. The vineyards of this 46-acre property are found in a natural amphitheater in the heart of the Classico region. At Castellare, the yield-per-acre is very low, far lower than the maximum level allowed by Chianti Classico DOCG rules, which enhances the concentration of aromas and flavors.

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Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.

A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.

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