Castello Di Farnetella

Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2021

Believe it or not, in the early 1970’s there were less than a handful productive wineries in the Radda UGA; Castello di Volpaia was one of those. Radda was simply remote and difficult to get to. However, times have changed and today, there are more than 40 active wineries! Volpaia is somewhat unique in that its vineyards are some of the highest elevation in the entire Chianti Classico zone.

Popped and poured, the 2021 “Chianti Classico” pours a light ruby color with a transparent core; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with light notes of cherry, orange pith, dried green herbs and earth. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannins and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is medium. If Radda has a reputation for more elegant wines, then Volpaia is a leading example. While it’s more “reserved” than many others, there is substance and has a story to be shared. Drink now with some patience but I think this will be even more enjoyable in the next 5-10 years.
— 17 days ago

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Castello dei Rampolla

Sammarco Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 1996

Quite deep ruby centre with quite thin garnet rim . Pretty young looking appearance . On the nose there are some cassis , raspberry , with touches of vanilla, dry spices , cedar and mint. On the palate some sweet cassis , raspberry , cherry , grafite , ground coffee, with the vanilla and spice notes of the nose . Balanced acidity with slightly drying tannins. Ok length with a tobacco and coffee tinged finish. Needed a little time to come together and food certainly helped also . This is probably at peak now so I would drink from now over the next 5 -8 years or so . — a month ago

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Fruity nose. Palate of sour cherry. Some gripping tannins on the finish. The fruit fades a bit fast. — 2 days ago

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Castello di Volpaia

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2019

Pale garnet colour, medium intensity, Sweet red cherry, Raspberry red plum, violets, blueberry, clay, black plum, blackcurrant, choco, toast, black pepper, prune, dust, dry leaves, vegetal.

Dry
High tannins
High acid
High alcohol
Long finish
Medium+ body

Pronounced black juicy fruit taste in my mouth.

Drink now and best to keep longer 

Very good.
— 9 days ago

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