Castellare di Castellina

Chianti Classico Sangiovese

8.9725 ratings
8.966 pro ratings
Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaolo, medium Ruby color with aromas of red fruits, floral and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of sour cherry, currant and raspberry with tobacco, baking spices and nutty notes. Fine rustic tannins, vivid acidity, medium finish ending with fruit and earthy spice. Good now and short-term age as well!

Blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaolo, medium Ruby color with aromas of red fruits, floral and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of sour cherry, currant and raspberry with tobacco, baking spices and nutty notes. Fine rustic tannins, vivid acidity, medium finish ending with fruit and earthy spice. Good now and short-term age as well!

Mar 28th, 2024
Austin Hohnke

Nice quaff. Sometimes simple is all you need. Well balanced. Organic. Paired with penne alla vodka with sweet Italian sausage. From half bottle.

Nice quaff. Sometimes simple is all you need. Well balanced. Organic. Paired with penne alla vodka with sweet Italian sausage. From half bottle.

Feb 26th, 2024
Spencer T. Hess

I haven’t been drinking for about two years now because of some crazy inflammation and back pain. Happy to be back drinking wine with my new healthy diet. This was excellent. Clean and pretty complex for a 20 dollar bottle of wine. It really opened up after a couple hours I could have easily drank the entire bottle to my head. Not sure if 2020 was good year for Tuscany/Chianti but this was very good. I usually prefer my Chianti/Sangiovese a little bit riper but I don’t really have any complaints with this bottle.

I haven’t been drinking for about two years now because of some crazy inflammation and back pain. Happy to be back drinking wine with my new healthy diet. This was excellent. Clean and pretty complex for a 20 dollar bottle of wine. It really opened up after a couple hours I could have easily drank the entire bottle to my head. Not sure if 2020 was good year for Tuscany/Chianti but this was very good. I usually prefer my Chianti/Sangiovese a little bit riper but I don’t really have any complaints with this bottle.

Jan 5th, 2023
Lars Fasel

Classic pairing of Chianti w/albondigas and quesadillas

Classic pairing of Chianti w/albondigas and quesadillas

Jan 8th, 2022
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Amazing value!

Amazing value!

Sep 18th, 2021
Lars Fasel

Covid Chianti kick continues. Nice herb and spice component. Tarragon, basil, sage w/ some tomato action. All held up in classic Chianti cherry. Great for price.

Covid Chianti kick continues. Nice herb and spice component. Tarragon, basil, sage w/ some tomato action. All held up in classic Chianti cherry. Great for price.

Mar 12th, 2021
Caleb Schiff

When in Chianti.

When in Chianti.

Oct 10th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Fairly simple Chianti. Black cherry, ripe plum, spice and tobacco. Fairly dark color and soft flesh on the mid palate with very medium tannins. Perhaps a bit of Merlot in the blend?

Fairly simple Chianti. Black cherry, ripe plum, spice and tobacco. Fairly dark color and soft flesh on the mid palate with very medium tannins. Perhaps a bit of Merlot in the blend?

Feb 11th, 2019
Federico Genta Ternavasio

Basic Chianti.

Basic Chianti.

Feb 2nd, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Outstanding qpr - oregano and tomato leaf jump from the glass while dusty tannins hold it together thru the finish

Outstanding qpr - oregano and tomato leaf jump from the glass while dusty tannins hold it together thru the finish

Dec 1st, 2018