Castell in Villa. Chianti Classico
Chianti Classico DOCG
It is with good reason that this is considered a thoroughbred Chianti. It is a pure Sangiovese taken from the eight different vineyard sites. The vines are grown organically on typical Tuscan galestro, a mixture of stone, sand and clay over limestone. The grapes are picked by hand and fermented using wild yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in large Slavonian botti for 24 months before bottling.
A powerful vintage that leans more to deep, dried fruit, smoke and spice than the floral elements found in cooler vintages. In many ways this has a Brunello like structure and warmth. 14%
Vinous September 2014 (Galloni)
"Smoke, tobacco, underbrush, menthol, cedar and dried cherry notes emerge from Castell'in Villa's 2010 Chianti Classico. A super-classic, mid-weight wine, the 2010 delivers plenty of varietal and village character in a fairly easygoing style for the year. Although the tannins and finish are a bit firm, the 2010 should drink well with minimal cellaring by the standards of this historic house. Readers who want to understand what traditionally made Chianti Classico might want to start with Castell'in Villa's 2010. Drinking window: 2015-2025. 90 points.
Vinous (Ian D’Agata)
Bright red. Flinty red cherry and smoky underbrush on the refined nose. Classically dry and firm, this midweight Chianti delivers plenty of pure sangiovese flavor (licorice, flint, red cherry) and seems slightly more accessible to me than past versions of this wine, which usually started out life tough as nails but evolved beautifully and showed rare ageworthiness. Chianti Classico does not get any better or any more traditional than this. 91 points
Decanter August 2015 (Emily O’Hare)
Gloriously dark and twisted, like an Italian folklore tale. Stubborn, defiant Sangiovese: giant's arms of tannins cross protectively over fine fruit. has an eerie note of dust, that I love but rare now find in chianti, hanging like cobwebs. Spellbinding. Drink 2015-2030. 96 points
- Additional Information
product Castell'in Villa. Chianti Classico 2012 product code / SKU IRT142 region Italy - Toscana (Tuscany) vintage 2011 bottle size 75cl alcohol level 14 - 14.9% body full colour red sugar level dry grape Sangiovese