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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2012 750ml 2012
Sku: 44121
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Chianti Classico
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $26.99

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colour: Ruby red with a trace of garnet nose: Elegant intense with hints of spices good connected with fruity scents taste: good structure with evident tannins and long persistance
Vinous 92 points - The 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Castello di Volpaia is impeccable in this vintage, with terrific focus to balance the overt fruit of the vintage. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, mint and sweet spices are all woven together in a flashy, mid-weight Riserva that should continue to drink well for at least a handful of years, perhaps beyond. Crushed flowers and a hint of rose petal add the final shades of nuance.  (Sep 2015)

Wine Spectator 91 points - Vibrant and harmonious, offering floral, strawberry, cherry and spice flavors allied to a delicate frame. Lingers with fruit and mineral notes on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases made. -BS  (Oct 31 2015)

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Castello di Volpaia overlooks the village of Radda in Chianti. The town was built in the 11th century as a fortified village on the border of Florence and Sienna. 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 Giovanella Stianti Mascheroni and their children, Nicolo and Federica. The nearly 114 acres of vineyards owned by Castello di Volpaia are at 1,300 to 2,130 feet above sea level, making Volpaia the highest winery in the Chianti region. The earth is comprised mainly of light soils consisting largely of sandstone, a sedimentary rock from the Pliocene era. Volpaia is certified organic in all of its estate vineyards with the exception of Borgianni which is made with grapes from select growers.