Governo di Castellare Castellare di Castellina 2018

Governo di Castellare Castellare di Castellina 2018

Obtained from Sangiovese and Canaiolo using the antique method of "Governo Toscano", very fresh and soft, can be consumed even chilled
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WineryCastellare di Castellina
TypeRed Wines
Wine zoneChianti
Appellation or VineSangiovese
CompositionSangiovese (95%), Canaiolo (5%)
Alcoholic Content13
Bottle typeBordolese
Content (cl)75
Glass typeChianti Classico
Governo di Castellare is a red which recalls the old Chianti traditions: it is obtained from Sangiovese and Canaiolo using the antique method of "Governo Toscano". After the first fermentation, grapes left to whither during winter are added to the vats in order to prompt a second fermentation, thereby achieving a wine which is fresh, fruity and very drinkable whilst maintaining it’s authenticity. A wine that can be served chilled even with fish.

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, poultry, steamed fish and fish soups.

How to serve it

Serve at 8-18 degrees in a transparent crystal stem glass.

How to keep

Best consumed within two years so as not to lose it’s wonderfully fresh character.


Tuscany at its bestReview by Martin
Really nice easiy drinking wine from Tuscany, one of the nicest wines we have drunk (Posted on 10/16/2016)

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