Chianti Classico Riserva Poggiale Castellare di Castellina 2014

Chianti Classico Riserva Poggiale Castellare di Castellina 2014

Perfumes reminiscent of violet, black cherry, tobacco and cloves, this reserve cru is matured in small barrels of French oak
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WineryCastellare di Castellina
BioNo
TypeRed Wines
RegionTuscany
Wine zoneChianti
Appellation or VineChianti Classico D.O.C.G.
CompositionSangiovese (90%), Canaiolo (5%), Colorino (5%)
Year2014
Alcoholic Content13.5
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeChianti Classico
This Chianti Classico Riserva is the product of only one vineyard and is made almost exclusively from the Sangioveto variety, with the addition of a small amount of Canaiolo and Colorino. It is matured in small barrels of French oak for around 18 months, followed by an equivalent refining period in the bottle. A wine whose authenticity reaches the maximum of elegance.

The producer

Castellare di Castellina is a winery of around 80 hectares in the heart of Chianti Classico territory at Castellina in Chianti. The vineyards comprise around 33 hectares facing south-east and are situated on the hills of a natural amphitheatre. At around 370 metres above sea level, the vines range between 5 and 30 years in age .The yield per hectare at Castellare is very low, in fact considerably lower than the specification for maximum yield as stated by D.O.C.G. Chianti Classico regulations. Optimum exposure to the sun, good drainage and a soil which combines limestone, galestro and a little clay, make for a wine that is well structured, intense and appropriate for long ageing in the bottle. In the late seventies the winery was bought by publisher Paolo Panerai. An immediate census of the vineyards was undertaken and the best specimens of Sangioveto, a native and noble variety of Sangiovese, and Malvasia Nera, a variety considered to give a particular character to vine, were chosen. An experimental vineyard was planted on the estate in collaboration with the Universities of Milan and Florence and the Institute of San Michele al’Adige allowing further research on the best clones as well as the propagation of selected vines with which to renew the vineyards. Every year an illustration of a different bird is reproduced on the labels of Castellare, chosen from those in danger of extinction and as a sign of the care taken by the company in relation to the natural environment. In fact, the use of herbicides, pesticides and all other chemical products is strictly avoided.

Best with

Tuscan cured ham and salami, game, casseroles, red meat and mature cheeses.

How to serve it

Serve at 18 degrees in a transparent crystal stem glass.

How to keep

If well stored can normally be consumed within 8-9 years, the bottle should be stacked horizontally in a cool, humid and dark cellar.

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